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September 24, 2009


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Wow--amazing. If only, for sure!


Wow! As you said, if only. You will be rewarded for your honesty, especially since those of us with RA know how much our meds mean to us.


Way to go. You can't put a price tag on integrity.


M-i know.

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 7:13 PM, wrote:


Becky- Thanks. Holding that bag full of enbrel was like holding a bag of
liquid gold!! But I did the right thing. blah blah blah.

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 8:55 PM, wrote:


Warm Socks- true. excellent point.

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:28 PM, wrote:


oh, man. that is torture!


Congratulations! Yes you did the right thing and you will definitely be rewarded in the future.

And congratulations again for starting this blog. I just saw your story on RA-TV! I will just say that I totally mirror your experience when finding out I had RA and about what this disease is and how to live with it. It's been a tough road but I commend you for reaching out to others and giving the ladies with RA a chance to connect. Bravo and keep blogging!


I woulda run off! ;) But you did the right thing and that's what matters. One thing that I've used for my RA that I thought you and your readers might benefit from is the ChiliPad: http://www.chilitechnology.com - It's a mattress pad that lets you cools or heats the bed, mine lets me set any temperature between 46 and 118 degrees. They also make ones with two temperature zones. It really helps with pain and swelling - and sleeping problems.


But doing the right thing is often the hardest thing...those little syringes (that cost me about $300 each after insurance and loyalty program) ARE like liquid gold! I hope our search for a new doc and insurance wrangles aren't bad. Good luck!


I haven't been prescribed anything yet but have heard good things about Enbrel.

Living in California just around the corner from no less than 3 medical marijuana clinics, I'm wondering if anyone has gone that route? Supposedly it helps with pain management and immune system suppression and it also acts as an anti-inflammatory.

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