Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: RA and Pain Awareness

Does your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) give you chronic pain? How much does it affect your life, your work, and your relationships? Are you coping well? Do the people in your life understand what you’re going through?   September is Pain Awareness Month. It gives all of us who live with chronic pain the opportunity to show the rest of... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Smapdi 1981

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Spouse of RA patient losing patience

Hello everybody. My wife was diagnosed with RA six years ago. She's now 34. I do everything I can to help her manage her pain. I do all of the housework, laundry, shopping, and cooking, and I'm the medical transportation van. I also work full-time.   It seems more and more like my spouse has given up on participating in her treatment. I... Read moreChevron
posted 08/29/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

8 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Relationship Despite Chronic Illness

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be devastating not only for the patient, but for loved ones as well. There is a saying that when one person lives with RA, the family lives with RA. Disease is not a considerate member of the family and will often interfere and seems to do its best to inflict harm on any relationship if given the chance.... Read moreChevron
posted 08/26/2014, comments (0)|
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RA, Physical Trauma, and Healing

I still remember the date and time of my injury.  It was April 2nd, at 4:30 in the morning.  I had awakened and was making my way downstairs for some pain medication.   I didn’t switch on the light.  I didn’t give myself a moment to clear my head.  I was half sleep-walking down the stairs that lead from my... Read moreChevron
posted 08/19/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Vitamin D Deficiency and RA Activity

Nobody would argue that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with pain. In fact, pain, tenderness, and swelling of the joints are some of the primary indications of disease activity. Nobody likes to hurt, and reducing pain and associated tissue damage are goals of RA treatment.   Pain is often the brain’s way of telling us that something... Read moreChevron

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