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.
The continual ups and downs of a RA life can be frustrating. It is our life though. I don’t mind remaking my starter. I am just glad to be able.
I have often found it strange that OA wasn’t considered treatable other than by joint replacement. Finally, researchers are taking another look.
The human spirit is alive, and it is necessary when we have a chronic disability or a fatal illness. I mention some issuers we have to manage.
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.
There is a set of symptoms that are characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis. The following is an excerpt from my book My Rheumatoid Arthritis Handbook.
Meatballs and marinera can be an easy meal as we learn necessary coping skills as our RA progresses.
Most of us need 8 hours sleep. Those of us with RA really need 10 hours sleep.