Kstew Vents about RA

Hey all - The summer always seems to get away from me. I cannot believe it's already August 1st. Where does the time go? It's been a while since I've written, so I wanted to post a quick note to give you some updates on a few things. KStew Vents about RA finally has a home on facebook! … Continue reading Kstew Vents about RA

My Least Favorite Part of RA.The Needle.

Although biologic drugs have been the most incredible blessing in my life since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) because I'm able to move around now so more than ever, I still cringe every other week when it's time to stick a needle in my body. And when I say I still cringe, I … Continue reading My Least Favorite Part of RA.The Needle.

Romantic Relationships and Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Mix

American media is famous for flaunting pictures of skinny, well-groomed models in high heels as something or someone young women should aspire to look like. When you’re a sick girl, it’s tough to feel sexy in those ways. It’s hard enough to make it to the gym sometimes let alone button your blouse, blow dry … Continue reading Romantic Relationships and Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Mix

Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Test from CNN.com

1.3 Million Americans have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I'm a firm believer that how you cope with your Arthritis can actually control some of the physical and mental impairments this disease can trigger. CNN.com just posted a test today that you can take to find out how you are fairing with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Take this quick, simple test to: Find … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Test from CNN.com

If Jeffrey Gottfurcht can climb Mt. Everest, I can make it to the gym once in a while

For the first time in known history, a fellow rheumie - AKA Rheumatoid Arthritis patient  named Jeffrey Gottfurcht is going to attempt to climb Mt. Everest starting in late March 2011. This is mind-blowing to me. To think... RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) limits me from tackling certain things everyday like typing, unlocking my apartment door, buttoning my coat, etc. while this man with the same disease is going to climb … Continue reading If Jeffrey Gottfurcht can climb Mt. Everest, I can make it to the gym once in a while

Master Switch that Triggers Rheumatoid Arthritis Found

LONDON: In what may pave the way for an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis , scientists have identified what they claim is a "master switch" which triggers the condition . A team at Imperial College London has, in fact, found a protein, called IRF5, that acts as a switch, telling immune system cells, called macrophages … Continue reading Master Switch that Triggers Rheumatoid Arthritis Found