Rheumatoid Arthritis and Helpful Tips to Relieve the Pain (Guest Post)

  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased function that may interfere with the ability to perform everyday activities. Because RA is a chronic condition, treatment often incorporates various pain management techniques. Flare-Ups Some RA patients are prone to…

Chronic Illness and the Loss of Identity

Do you ever miss the person you used to be prior to your diagnosis? Sometimes, when I look in the mirror, I see someone else and someone I am not sure I recognize. Some days, that makes me sad because I am still mourning the person I once was and on other days, I am…

Parenting with Chronic Illness is no cakewalk

As you know, chronic diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are progressive, meaning they will get worse over time. As a parent with a chronic disease, do you wonder if it prevents you from being the kind of parent you want to be? From experience, I can tell you that raising kids while struggling with RA…