When we have RA, we gradually learn to appreciate that our bodies are not like many other people. We have special needs. Recognizing those needs and managing them in a healthy way is an important part of our self-care.
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.
Feeling poorly and a visit to the hospital.
Rheumatoid cachexia is a dangerous condition. It is missed as a diagnosis because it exists alongside obesity. It exists in a RA body beginning its spiral downward.
Finding helpful information about rheumatoid arthritis on the internet is not as hard as you might think.
Finally, I am free of the negative pressure machine and all its tubing. It is a relief. My wound is still raw. It will take a long time to heal, but it is on its way.
My focus is back to my RA. It is a tough one.
Those of us with autoimmune diseases struggle constantly with our relationship with our drugs. Maybe it is time to stop struggling.
Wound clinic week ten. The importance of vitamin D with those who have RA.
RA Fatigue is caused by the cytokines produced in the body by inflammation.
Pacing is one solution.