Latest by Sara Nash

Fatigue: RA's Inconvenient Truth

See the accompanying comic strip Sometimes, you just know it’s going to be one of those days. You have a million things planned that you need to get done, but you wake up that morning, and right away you know your RA has a different agenda. No matter ...

The Weight is Over

Bikini-season is fast approaching and RA has added some weight for Sara Nash – both emotional and literal (15 pounds, to be exact). She’s resolved to do something about it, but not just for her bathing suit. Illustrated by Jane Samborski. Read the fu...

I'm Not Just Sick, I'm Bugged!

Sara Nash doesn’t have beef with alternative or natural therapies for rheumatoid arthritis. But she’s bugged by people who insist that she and anyone else with RA don’t need drugs – they just need to relax and eat more vegetables. Please. Illustrated ...

The Yoga of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sara Nash was training to be a restorative yoga instructor and volunteered to teach yoga to women with cancer in New York City. Rheumatoid Arthritis almost put an end to her yoga practice, but Enbrel and determination brought her back to the mat. Ill...

The Yoga of Rheumatoid Arthritis

See the accompanying comic In the year before my diagnosis, I signed up to become certified in restorative yoga and to study yoga therapy. At the time, I had been teaching yoga for about two years and had become increasingly interested in the therape...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The "Loser" Disease

See the accompanying comic strip Let’s face it; rheumatoid arthritis is kind of a loser disease. I mean, if you have to get saddled with a disease, getting a popular one would make some things about the whole ordeal a little easier to take. For start...

RA is Unpredictable But Life Happens!

It’s not easy to get up and go with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Sara Nash decided that if she let RA stop her from taking a trip, then she’d let it control one more piece of her life than it already does. And she wasn’t going to let it. Illustrated by Jane ...

The Flare Factor: Rheumatoid Arthritis' Dirtiest Trick

In mid-January 2009, Sara got socked by an RA flare, which can make you feel downright sick and unwell, like you’ve got a bad case of the flu. Here’s how she made it through. Illustrated by Jane Samborski. Read the full text of The Flare Factor and l...

The Flare Factor

See the accompanying comic One year after starting Enbrel, I’m doing pretty well, particularly these last six months. The high heels have been back on, the late nights out with friends have been growing more numerous, and my yoga practice is starting ...

Wanted: Personal Assistant to Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’re living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, then you could probably use a little help. Sara Nash has a job description for the kind of person she needs to help manage her RA. Those who are easily overwhelmed need not apply. Illustrated by Jane Sambor...