The Most Important Thing About RA: Week Two Contest Winner

  • Strength.


    More patience.

    Stopping to smell the roses.

    Learned to be a self-advocate.

    Know it's possible to live well with RA.


    We had 33 entries in our Week Two contest and they were all wonderful! Reading through the entries, it became even more clear that living with RA can definitely rearrange your priorities and the way you look at life. It is a privilege to learn from all of you.


    The winner is comment #18 by FunnyBones. When asked the question what is the most important thing you've learned about living with rheumatoid arthritis, this was her answer:


    "Is not to dwell on what I CAN'T do, but to focus on what I CAN.  I no longer beat myself up because the housework isn't done to my former perfectionist standards.  I've learned that writing your name in dust can be fun!  I've also learned that accepting help doesn't mean I'm a weak, pitiful wimp.  I just means I need help sometimes. 

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    But probably the most important thing I've learned is that RA doesn't have to change who I am.  And as long as i can still laugh at myself occasionally, I consider myself a winner!"


    Congratulations, FunnyBones! Our Producer Allison Tsai has sent you a message with instructions on how to claim your prize.


    Thank you to everyone who entered!


    To celebrate the culmination of Arthritis Awareness Month, the prize for our Week Four contest is a $200 gift certificate to CVS! That contest is open until May 31, 2011. We look forward to reading your entries.

Published On: May 23, 2011