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Rheumatoid ArthritisLiving With

13 Special Gifts to Soothe Chronic Illness

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Gifts spilling out of a bag.
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Give others a gift you've tried and love


Gift planning list.
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Plan ahead


Invitations
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Choose events wisely


Two women relaxing on a couch.
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Be prepared if you need to cancel


Man wearing a face mask relaxing in the bath.
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Schedule downtime


Man shopping online.
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Shop online


Wrapping christmas gifts
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Find helpers for extra little tasks


Woman in pain.
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Don’t assume


Family cooking together.
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Share the burden with your family


Mother and daughter at a restaurant.
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Create new traditions


Restaurant seating.
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Set yourself up for success


Refilling a prescription.
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Refill medications early


Wheelchair and crutches.
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Stock up on supplies


Cleaning service.
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Add self-care gifts to your wishlist


Gift
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Make yourself a priority


Cathy Kramer

Cathy Kramer

@cateepoo88

Cathy Kramer has been married longer than not and is a mom to two young adults plus an aging border collie. She splits her days/nights between two community colleges as an ESL/ABE instructor. She is a strong believer in gratitude and attempts to leave a smile everywhere she goes. Cathy shares her positive voice as an advocate in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic illness, and self-care communities. Her ongoing journey with RA can be found on her blog The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo. She often hangs out @cateepoo88 on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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