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
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.
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
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
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
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
How can countless doctors tell me that my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is not affected by the weather when I feel like I'm 100 years old as soon as the temperature dips south of freezing??? Seriously. I was fine all summer and then BAM! it hit me like a ton of bricks two weeks ago. My fingers, my hips … Continue reading Feeling Under the Weather?
Curcumin is the biologically active ingredient in turmeric. It has been suggested that this ingredient reduces abdominal swelling and the number of precancerous lesions in the human intestinal tract. Health professionals tout an endless list of diseases that can be avoided by adding large amounts of this important spice into your diet.
Rodent of the Week: Can having rheumatoid arthritis protect against Alzheimer's disease? - latimes.com.