Mary's RA Journal
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Me 2015

This is me

me in pink with my glasses



From the heart

Always helpful

Stuck with RA





Mary’s Arthritis started when I was newly diagnosed with RA and given the added bonus of two cancers in the same year.  But it was hard to sustain as my situation worsened. Coping took all my time.

Learning to accept a shift in my reality took time. I had rarely been sick. I raised a family. As an RN I worked surgical cardiac critical care. I had been a nurse in the Air Force. I ran a photography business for 25 years and expected to work another 20. A reality shift took time. I now have this vision of the Hobbit living in the Shire.

the Hobbit Life is compatible with writing and researching.

I see that there is a lot of information out in the www.  However, a lot of it is the same old thing and much is dated or faulty.  RA is now considered 60% genetic. The rest unknown. The age group is now considered 35-65 with some younger and some older.

I see a void in the information on Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • The facts
  • What really is the progression of RA
  • Coping strategies
  • Interfacing with the medical community
  • More than drugs
  • Taking out the guess work
  • History

I would like to help fill this void.  

Helpful    Innovative      Fun


    • Lois, years ago I visited the Art Institute in Chicago and fell in love with it. I saw the works of Mary Cassett for the first time. Impressive.

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      • That is an impressive place. I have a membership–it’s down the street from us–and I like to stroll through and then hang out in their members room.


  1. Hi Mary,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Mary’s Arthritis has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 40 Arthritis Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 40 Arthritis Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.



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