Calling all Chicago folks affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis! Innovations Consulting Group is holding a FREE series of workshops for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis this Thursday, 6/14 at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel located on Michigan Avenue from 6PM-8PM.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the US. Those affected by Arthritis know that everyday tasks, even the most simple ones can be extremely difficult to manage. As someone affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), I know all too well how difficult it can sometimes be to get out of bed, get dressed, wash … Continue reading Cooking with Rheumatoid Arthritis
I just came across a really exciting article written by Susan Bernstein, published by Arthrtis Today which claims that joint surgery is on the decline for us Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers. I've posted an exert from the article below because this news is too great not to share. I'm loving this kind of progress! When rheumatologist … Continue reading Joint Surgery on the Decline for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
I've written about the correlation between weather and arthritis in a few of my past posts, but felt the need to bring it up again since we've had record breaking weather conditions in Chicago and I'm feeling really crappy today. After two weeks of 70+ degree weather in Chicago this March (and feeling just freaking fantastic), it's barely reaching 50 … Continue reading Weather and Arthritis
Classic! Inspired by all of the "Sh!t people say" videos going around these days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZnv-G8y7gk&feature=autoimmune Right on LymeeLiz. Thanks for the creativity.
This is a great video about Rheumatoid Arthritis and features my own Rheumatologist, Dr. Calvin Brown who's now at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTJNQ4FPF0w
I'm sick and tired. I'm tired of simply "dealing" with the pain caused by my RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Since my diagnoses at 23 years old, I've probably tried 30 different combinations of Rx's. Some have made me nauseous while others have made me feel great. It's strange to say that I've taken chemotherapy medication, but … Continue reading Metal Allergies and Rheumatoid Arthritis
I just came across this poem on RA Warrior's facebook page and had to share. It is beautiful and describes RA and many other diseases in a way that I have never been able to. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. "Unbroken" I bend but I do not break. I crack but I … Continue reading Unbroken – A Poem by Karen Burch
As some of you know, I've sat on the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Council Board here in Chicago for a few years now. In that time, I've met a lot of really wonderful people who share a common passion... To spread awareness of and eventually find a cure for Arthritis; in all of its nasty forms. Speaking of … Continue reading I’m Co-authoring a Book… Please send me some extra Spoons
Hey friends, I just learned about a really cool community for people like us with autoimmune diseases along with other chronic illnesses like psoriatic arthritis, ADHD, CMT, Crohn's, Fibro, etc. It's called Ben's Friends. You can check out Ben's story in the video below and visit the site to get connected with others in the same boat.