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Check out Voices of Rheumatoid Arthritis over at NY Times.com featuring the stories of two men and four women (including me!) living with RA. Big thanks to the editor of the series, Karen Barrow, for giving RA some much needed exposure.
Posted by Sara on November 20, 2009 in Me and my RA, RA, RA, RA! | Permalink
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Wow, this is so cool!
Jeff Shattuck |
November 20, 2009 at 08:36 PM
this is so great sara!! congrats!
November 20, 2009 at 09:13 PM
Awesome! I read them all - such a wonderful way of creating awareness and showing the diversity of RA.
November 21, 2009 at 09:56 AM
November 22, 2009 at 09:06 PM
I was sooo thrilled when I found out they were going to feature RA. So badly needed, and hopefully it will do a world of good. I agree that they did a good job featuring a diverse and representative mix of people with RA.
November 22, 2009 at 09:13 PM
this is so exciting, i'm sending the link to all my family and friends. I'm so happy the ny times is shedding some light on this illness! it's about time. Congratulations on the article! -robin
November 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM
sara, i've been meaning to tell you that i have a support group in northern va for autoimmune diseases in case you want to put it on your page under your list for support groups. I think there are many others around the country/world... i'll let you know if i run across any others. my website for the group is www.meetup.com/gfarthritis
November 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM
Thanks for the heads up on the support group- I will definitely get it up on my guide page. Im really glad that the NY times featured RA- and did it so well, too. Im glad I could be a part of it, and hopefully, many many people will listen to the piece and spread it around to their friends.
November 25, 2009 at 10:38 AM
I really enjoyed this piece on RA by the NYT -- they're doing a great job highlighting some pretty rotten diseases. I was diagnosed with RA age 24 (I'm 25 now) so I totally related to what you had to say. It's really tough sometimes, but we have to get on with things I suppose! Hope you've had some luck finding an understanding partner -- I haven't, but I put that down mostly to dating jerks as opposed to the RA (although that can be quite a jerk too!) haha, take care. I'll remember to drop by and read your blog sometimes in the future.
December 11, 2009 at 09:45 PM
In addition to reducing the inflammation due to food, you can use topically applied herbs that are anti-rheumatic and reduce inflammation. There are some like Devil's Claw, Celery Seed, Poke root that work well. I found a roll-on lotion that I like that has NO MENTHOL but has herbs for pain relief and herbs to reduce inflammation. I like it and have given it to a few friends who really like it too. It's called Joint Relief and I got it from a place called Nature's Rite. You might want to give it a try.
December 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM
I take painkillers for my pain, the best known this findrxonline are vicodin and hydrocodone are opiates to treat my illness, so I recommend always do the necessary consultation to avoid taking medications or analgesics that do not help overcome the pain.
December 17, 2009 at 04:20 PM
Thanks Sara for sharing the excellent resource. Your blog really is amazing.
March 22, 2010 at 07:56 AM
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