Through the looking glass
I used to think that accepting the reality of my rheumatoid arthritis meant that I would be giving in to this disease.
I had reached rock bottom, and needed to declare as much. I also knew that everything was going to be okay.
Adventures of a superhero on his journey through chronic pain and debilitating inflammation.
60-second guide to rheumatoid arthritis
Can one get a better understanding of rheumatoid arthritis in just 60 seconds? Let’s give it a try!
Reacting to other people’s reactions
Raising awareness in others is certainly important, but it will never be as important as raising awareness within myself.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis (or any other chronic illness) is hard, but it’s nice to know that by coming together, things can—and often do—get a little easier.
What is the one thing you like most about your rheumatologist?January 26, 2016
What was your diagnosis of RA based upon?January 21, 2016
Without making any mention of disease/illness/pain, tell us who you are—in three words or less!December 14, 2015
What is your connection with rheumatoid arthritis?December 3, 2015
You know you have RA when…
Hundreds of responses—some funny, some heartbreaking, all true. What can you add to the list?
Autoimmune Portrait Project: RA Guy
I’ve learned the beauty of slowing down, of going out to breathe fresh air, and of taking nothing for granted.
Real Profiles of RA
Just as all of us have the power to raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis, we also have the ability to create an accurate depiction of the people who live with rheumatoid arthritis.
These profiles are one opportunity for us to share our stories. Young and old. Male and female. Recently diagnosed and long-time RA veterans. While all of these personal stories have a lot in common, each one remains beautifully unique.
On becoming visible
My “injury?” I got into a cage match with my immune system, and my immune system seems to have won.
A few truths about living with chronic illness
Nothing is more important than understanding your body and your illness, no matter what others say