First Vacation with Rheumatoid Arthritis

First Vacation with Rheumatoid Arthritis

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in January. We had our vacation scheduled for the first week of June. In January, I never imagined that I would still be trying to find a medicine that worked in June and still have so much pain. However, I pushed on and drove...
My RA Diagnosis – How it affects my family

My RA Diagnosis – How it affects my family

My RA diagnosis is relatively new in comparison with a lot of people that I have encountered. For me, it has been a whirlwind of learning about the diagnosis, the medicines, and experiencing the pain and side effects of both the RA and the medicines. However, the...
RHEUMATOID DISEASE AWARENESS DAY – FEBRUARY 2

RHEUMATOID DISEASE AWARENESS DAY – FEBRUARY 2

The alarm goes off on my iPhone at 5:45am most mornings. As I open my eyes and turn the annoying alarm off, the next thing I do as I slowly get out of bed is assess my joints and see if I hurt anywhere. The main areas where the pain will occur are in my hands,...