RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

Kelly Young, who writes the excellent blog “Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior” posted a piece about cooking with RA and invited her readers to send her their stories, their tips and their recipes. The idea intrigued me. So I responded. But I also decided to post my response here: A little over a year ago I made …

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My hands are stiff, achy and swelly tonight. There was a time when I’d have had no idea what could have brought on any particular flare — they all seemed incredibly, frustratingly random. Sometimes they are. That’s just how rheuma is. But I know why my hands hurt.  The barometer is rising, and a high pressure area is …

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I have rheumatoid arthritis. I’ve had it for 22 years. Our relationship has never been friendly. On some blogs about this disease people state “I take X for my arthritis,” or “I couldn’t go to the party because my arthritis flared up.” There were so many statements like this, on so many blogs, that it …

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