We think of osteoporosis as something women get in old age. Women who have rheumatoid arthritis are also at higher risk for developing osteoporosis.
Albuquerque gardening and unseasonable heat. Actemra and the ACT pen.
I have several friends who have made end of life decisions. This is one I remember well. The decisions I choose to make along the way are decisions that steer my life.
When I visit my rheumatologist, I am armed with a list. Our time is short and there seems to be a lifetime between visits although it is only three months.
RA in the shoulder is painful and incapacitating. The shoulder has two joints. RA in the glenohumeral joint is disabling.
When my biologic stopped working, what was next? Orencia is the safest of the biologics, but only works about ten months for me. There is Actemra.
Life is good in Albuquerque with Francis. A decision will have to be made in the next few months about Imuran.
Spring has sprung. How do we manage our activities in our garden when we have RA?
Life can be very hard when you have RA, but it can also be very good.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a nasty disease. Professional pain management plus distraction are big helps.