I had my ten-year appointment with Dr Reiter, my rheumatologist. The grim news I am closing in on the last available treatment for my RA.
I have often found it strange that OA wasn’t considered treatable other than by joint replacement. Finally, researchers are taking another look.
For people with disabilities holidays take them out of their routine and make increased demands when daily demands are hard already. Having an invisible disease like RA just adds to it. I wish that all of you have your best holiday ever. Life is still good even for us.
The world cup. Soccer. Football. A distraction for those of us who are disabled with RA or another body destroying disease. A respite.
Most of us need 8 hours sleep. Those of us with RA really need 10 hours sleep.
I graduated from the wound clinic. My wound is doing well. I wish I was not in such a bad flare, but I hope it lessens soon.
I wrote this article in 2016. It is as true today as it was then. The spirit of a person with RA is amazing.
The reality is that the biologics do not relieve the RA symptoms for most of us. You only have to read the drug inserts to understand why.
Fundamentally we have four choices for pain relief on the drugstore shelf.
I had a magical week of RA relief. Then it was gone. Lucky for me I have my Francis. He is my happy fella. A joy.