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October 2015

RA – Dealing With The Constant Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Disease – Is There Ever A Break For Us

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Our dream for our lives is to never have gotten Rheumatoid Arthritis but we did, so this is how it goes. Do you ever feel that you’re never going to stop hurting?  Do you go through your day and realize you can’t remember the last time you felt good or the last time you felt normal. Or should I even say as normal as that would be in a life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is this how your life is going?  It doesn’t take long to answer this question, I know, this is my life too. Continue reading “RA – Dealing With The Constant Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Disease – Is There Ever A Break For Us”

RA- While Struggling With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Life Changes Don’t Let It Force You To Fight Guilt

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RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease The Link – Statistically – FYI

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This blog is written to make sure that you are aware of the risk between heart disease/heart attacks and Rheumatoid Disease.  This is not written to upset anyone and by no means does this imply that any of us will have a heart attack.  It is not to scare you but to make you aware!  This just shows how big of fight having this disease is for us and how much we should make sure we are doing what it takes to ward off this silent attacker.  Our fight goes on and on but we never let up. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease The Link – Statistically – FYI”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis – Medications and Our Weakened Immune System – How Do You Take Charge

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Our immune system is designed to protect us from anything that it thinks is a harm to us so it believes that Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease which is an autoimmune disease is harmful so it attacks it and this is why we have to take medications that are designed to help us but they weakens our immune system and causes us to be at risk for many things that can be a danger to us.  How do we protect our weakened immune system?  Are there things that you are embarrassed to do or say!  Are you afraid to say things to others in order to protect yourself!  These are some of the things I’m sure we as rheumatoid arthritis sufferers think about.  This can be an uneasy subject to tackle, so how do we take charge.  Is it necessary? Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis – Medications and Our Weakened Immune System – How Do You Take Charge”

RA – Having Rheumatoid Arthritis The Struggle Of Our Lives – Why Are We Fighting Really

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Having rheumatoid arthritis (disease) is a fight and a struggle in itself so when we are fighting what makes this fight bigger, really.  Why do we have to fight this disease and others for understanding. We need a hand to walk with us in understanding in order to face this fight.  So are we getting a fair fight from either?  My answer is NO. Continue reading “RA – Having Rheumatoid Arthritis The Struggle Of Our Lives – Why Are We Fighting Really”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis Understanding Our Fight – This Is Our Reality – The Blinding Truth

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We fight, we struggle, we fight and struggle again.  It feels as if this circle of Rheumatoid Disease is taking us around and around only pausing for just a little while.  Oh, but it is, but there are those momentary breaks  that can be all that we wish for.  Those moments of being pain-free where we find ourselves singing with praise or reaching out to everyone just to let them know about it.  Is this your reality?  For those that don’t understand, yes this IS our reality.  Why can’t you see it! Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis Understanding Our Fight – This Is Our Reality – The Blinding Truth”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis Fight – Can We Get Some Understanding and Support For Me, You and Others Too

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I blogged about getting understanding and support for those of us that have RA, so can we get some understanding and support?  This question still remains and it is to our love ones, friends, family, doctors and those that are doing the research. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis Fight – Can We Get Some Understanding and Support For Me, You and Others Too”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis A Disease Simply Not Understood By So Many – Why

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There is an ongoing battle for understanding about Rheumatoid Arthritis and what it really is and what it mean to those of us that have it.  By definition it is described as an auto immune disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function to joints. Um, but those symptoms sound like regular arthritis or osteoarthritis.  Well the key difference here is “auto immune disease”. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis A Disease Simply Not Understood By So Many – Why”

RA – Having Rheumatoid Arthritis – Are Your Joints Telling The Whole Story

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We know with rheumatoid arthritis there is pain in so many of our joints.  It’s not just our hands and feet that drives us crazy but it can start in any joint.  My pain started in my right hand and my right foot so it can vary from person to person. I barely had any swelling and no joint damage but lots of pain. I guess that’s the mystery of this disease. Continue reading “RA – Having Rheumatoid Arthritis – Are Your Joints Telling The Whole Story”

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