Latest by Sara Nash

The Spa Treatment of Rheumatology Appointments

See the accompanying comic One of the most difficult parts of saying good-bye to New York City was saying good-bye to my doctors. Though I hadn’t been seeing them for all that long (two years isn’t a lot in the life of a chronic patient), these were ...

The Dance of Rheumatoid Arthritis

_See the accompanying comic _ Several months back, I wrote a hypothetical post imagining what would happen if the popular reality TV show The Bachelorette featured a young single gal who happened to have RA. I myself have no desire to go on The Bache...

The Dead Sea and Me

See the accompanying comic The other day while showing my mother pictures from my recent trip to Egypt and Jordan, she said to me, “You know, you never took all these crazy kind of trips before you had RA.” She has a point. Although I did plenty of t...

The Weight Goes... Off!

See the accompanying comic strip About two years ago, I got sick. About three months ago, I got sick again"of all the extra weight I’d been carrying around since my diagnosis. After several not-so-successful attempts to take off the extra weight ...

Victorious Blisters

See the accompanying comic strip I’m a little vain. I admit it freely. If you believe in astrology, this flaw is not really my fault. As a Libra; I am naturally drawn to the decadent, pretty little things in life. I like to eat good food, drink good ...

Victorious Blisters

Before rheumatoid arthritis, Sara Nash regularly wore all kinds of “impractical” shoes, but after her rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis she felt doomed to a life of bland, boring footwear for all eternity. But then one summer weekend, she stepped out in ...

Would You Like to Buy My RA a Drink?

See accompanying comic Dating is not always all it’s cracked up to be. If any of you have watched a certain popular television show about dating in New York City, you might have the impression that it is both easily done and glamorous. Well, it’s not...

Would You Like to Buy My RA a Drink?

Sara Nash may be single in the City, but dating isn’t easy. And rheumatoid arthritis makes an already complicated matter downright difficult. Illustrated by Jane Samborski. Read the full text of Would You Like to Buy My RA a Drink? and leave a commen...

Making Yoga Work For Your Rheumatoid Arthritis

Having rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t mean you can’t practice yoga. There are still ways to reap the benefits of a yoga practice even if your range of motion is limited and your joints are misbehaving. Illustrated by Jane Samborski. Read the full text ...

Fatigue: Rheumatoid Arthritis's Inconvenient Truth

You are out with friends, or running errands, just having a normal day when out of nowhere, some internal switch is flicked off by your pesky immune system and every ounce of energy you had vanishes, leaving you utterly exhausted. Don’t feel guilty, ...