Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain is the ultimate guide to living well with this chronic, at times debilitating, autoimmune disease.
Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis covers medication and treatment options, questions of opioids and addiction, down-to-earth tips to manage side effects, and techniques to control the pain that is often part and parcel of RA.
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Lene Andersen is an award-winning writer living in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Denmark, Lene — pronounced Lena — has had rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old. This gives her over four decades of experience with the disease and everything that comes with it.
Lady Gaga has called off some of her tour dates after revealing she can barely walk after a month of physical agony.
The superstar has been struck down by severe inflammation of the joints, a condition known as synovitis.
‘I barely know what to say. I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for some time now, [and] over the past month it has worsened,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘I’ve been praying it would heal. I hid it from my staff. I didn’t want to disappoint my amazing fans. However, after last night’s performance I could not walk and still can’t.’
Read More: metro.co.uk/2013/02/13/lady-gaga-prays…
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“I love the layers of meaning in this spread. The lady has lassoed her dreams that are seemingly unattainable. She is holding them like balloons or flying them like kites. They are pulling her up, hot air balloon style, in her cage of difficulty, helping her soar above the stones that could trip her.
She’s using her dreams to help her rise above.
Another thought I had while working on this spread is that our stones of difficulty can either be stumbling blocks or stepping stones in life. Which are yours?”
Read More: http://livelifeartfully.blogspot.com/2013/02/she-chose-to-rise-above-art-journaling.html
“When you suffer from a chronic disease, it often times complicates our happiness; blurs the goals and hopes for our future as we become slightly convinced RA will get the best of us. As Agnes Repplier stated, “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere”.
It is a never-ending battle between success and joy. I think it is important to remember only you can dictate your success and I hope your happiness guides the answer.”
Read More: http://rathlete.blogspot.com/2013/02/we-can-be-happy.html
“By managing energy more skillfully, it’s possible to get more done, in less time, more sustainably.”
More and more of us find ourselves unable to juggle overwhelming demands and maintain a seemingly unsustainable pace. Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health.
Read More: www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/opinion/sunday/relax-youll-be-more-productive.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
This opinion piece is the perfect epilogue to my previous post, Is Less Really More?