There are many RA paths. There are about 10% with mild disease. 10% with severe disease. The rest of us are somewhere in between. Changing. Progressive.
RA drugs may be toxic, but they are the choices we currently have to slow the progression of RA.
Slow progress. RA flares, Medrol and Actemra still in the picture. Covid Vaccine #5. Best news a great new stove. Samsung. Variable burners up to 18000 BTU. Convection oven.
Venous insufficiency plus falls can complicate life when you have RA.
I have learned treatments have consequences and complications have complications. Cancer and RA.
Soon my leg will heal, my mind will return to normal, and my articles will be interesting again.
Osteoarthritis is frequently dismissed. Treatment is palliative with a NSAID that is prescription or over the counter.
Synovial tissue is the target in RA. This tissue is located in tendons, ligaments and bursae as well as the joints.
Our heat is normal for Albuquerque, except for the nighttime heat which is 30 degrees higher than normal. Shoulders wear out. Lap swimming is the culprit
My latest x-rays revealed severe arthritis in both shoulders. The worst part is getting the bra on.