RheumaBlog

Same dragon, different day.

RA Guy recently wrote about his ambivalence concerning the possibility of having to use a wheelchair in the future. He’s a positive person and a pragmatic one; eventually he came to the conclusion that there’s no need to be ashamed or to feel diminished because one needs assistive mobility devices in order to maintain one’s independence. …

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Rheumatoid arthritis pain can be sneaky. You’re familiar, I’m sure. You know, you’re cooking dinner. You grab the handle of a pot and lift it off the burner. The moment you do, it feels like the small bones in your fingers just shifted a quarter-inch sideways inside your skin. Hurts like a – well, I’ll …

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This has nothing to do with rheuma, obviously. But I just had to post it. I’m … stunned (pun intended). A police officer in Little Rock, Arkansas “tazed” a little girl, with her mother’s approval, because the child refused to take a shower. Officer Dustin Bradshaw’s report states that the girl was “violently kicking and …

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I was born on October 25, 1956. My timing was a bit off; I wasn’t expected until the second week in December, a sort of early Christmas present from the stork. Instead, I was an early birthday present for my mother, who was born in mid-November. I jumped the delivery gun by seven weeks. I …

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I pulled my car into my driveway a little while ago after a busy morning of chores and errands. As I climbed out and closed the door, I realized that there were things peeping all around me. “Peep!” over here, “peep!” over there, “peep!” high and “peep!” low. The peeps sounded – just slightly – …

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Frazzled Another night of restless, frequently interrupted sleep. At 4:30 a.m., I’d had enough. Awake again – wide awake, eyes wide open, brain all powered up and thinking along nicely, thank you – the very idea of trying to fall back to sleep was – get this – exhausting. So I got up. I watched …

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All my excitement over the weather in the last post was mostly for naught. We had about an hour’s worth of rain the other night. And today it’s back to being sunny, cool and beautiful. But the nights are getting cold. There was a rime of ice on the Kia’s windshield early this morning, and the …

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