Personal TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) Machine

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During Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy’s first physical therapy session years ago, he became familiar with TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) treatment. The idea is simple: place electrode pads on the area that is hurting, and then deliver an analgesic electrical current in order to provide some temporary pain relief. When I returned home from this first session and shared the news …

My Warm Giraffe Heat Pack

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy really likes items that are not only functional, but that are whimsical as well. They need not always be humorous in nature. Just as long as they are designed with design in mind, I love them. (It must be the design student that still exists inside of me.) So this past year, when I was visiting one …

Winter Must-Haves

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy is glad to be heading into warmer weather. Winter this past year not only started a month earlier, but it also ended a month later. On top of these two extra months of winter, temperatures were much lower than usual – and, it snowed much more than usual. While most of my readers continue to move towards …

Pill Organizer

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Did I take my pills this morning? Did I take my pills this afternoon? Did I take my pills this evening? In the past, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy used to ask himself these questions quite often. With no way of knowing the answer, I was often left with choosing between a) not take the pills on the assumption that I already …