A fellow blogger recently wrote about the correlation between chronic pain caused by her Still's Disease and her monthly visitor... and this really got me thinking. What is the correlation between lady hormones and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) pain? Here are a few things we already know. RA affects three times as many women as it does men Many women begin feeling … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lady Hormones
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Vote KStew Vents about RA as #1 Health Blog in Chicago
Hi friends, I'm in the running for #1 most valuable health blogger in Chicago. Please do me a favor and vote! It only takes a second to click on the link to vote, and you can do so daily 🙂 VOTE NOW Keep your fingers crossed for me! Thanks and have a safe, painfree weekend, Katie
To Walk Or Not To Walk? Humanizing Medicare Cuts
Great article Daniel, I couldn't agree more. As someone who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 23 years of age, I am scared to death that the there will be nothing available for me to lean on if I am unable to continue working in the future. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Arthritis Foundation Summer Shindig at Rockit Bar & Grill in Chicago on Friday, September 9
Join the Arthritis Foundation Associate Leadership Council for their annual Shindig event at Rockit Bar & Grill on Friday, September 9, 2011. Who: Arthritis Foundation Supporters, the Heartland Region Leadership Council, Associate Leadership Council and all of their awesome friends and family What: The Annual Shindig Event Fundraiser Proceeds Support the Arthritis Foundation’s Programs for … Continue reading Arthritis Foundation Summer Shindig at Rockit Bar & Grill in Chicago on Friday, September 9
Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s Wrong with this Picture?
I came across this cartoon on RA Guy's blog this morning and thought it was so right on that I had to share with my readers too. I can't tell you how many times I've felt this way. What's wrong with this picture? "And before anyone gets upset, I am not trying to compare the diseases … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s Wrong with this Picture?
A Day in the Life… Rheumatoid Arthritis
This blog is the first of a series on what it’s like to be diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of those infamous invisible diseases…if you’re lucky. If you’re lucky, the doctors diagnose you in a timely manor so physical aspects of the disease don’t begin to mutilate your body. If you’re not lucky, your fingers and toes begin to curl up and take on a new form which you cannot control. It repulses you to look at your own joints and limbs. You want to crawl into bed and cover your head without ever making a public appearance again. Unfortunately you can’t do this as you’re a single 23 year old girl with bills to pay.