People who don’t have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) might wonder why something as simple as walking, baking a pie, or picking up the kids can be a victory. We know better. Living with RA isn’t easy. That’s why every victory should be celebrated. UCB will provide The Arthritis Foundation $1 for every victory submitted by someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis, until the goal of $30,000 is met. So go ahead… be proud. Submit your victory and let us all celebrate it.
- So how does one keep up the fight? You take it one day at a time. You get up every morning hoping that today is better. You don’t stay in bed and think hopeless thoughts. You live for today, you do what you can and you don’t allow yourself to worry about things getting worse. Be thankful for all the things you have rather than what you don’t have. Strive for the strength and courage to accept chronic illness with self-respect and humility. Take care of yourself and those who love you and support you. Enjoy the beauty of today and don’t spend your days worrying about tomorrow. This is all you can do and this is all any of us can do. From Do I Ever Feel Sorry for Myself? READ MORE. http://livinglifewithraandfms.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/do-i-ever-feel-sorry-for-myself/
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet: Things You Can Do – Guest Post
- Guest Post: Applying for Social Security Disability with Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Helpful Tips to Relieve the Pain (Guest Post)
- Chronic Illness and the Loss of Identity
- Parenting with Chronic Illness is no cakewalk
- How to Manage Arthritis with Exercise
- Fibromyalgia Patients Benefit from Exercise
- How to Move Toward Acceptance of Chronic Illness
- How to Manage Chronic Illness in the Workplace
- Having Hope and Keeping it Alive
Hope"Hope is the belief in your ability to recover from whatever has knocked you down on any given day. Resilience is the ability to recover from the punch and the land on your feet, or on your own butt, or whatever supports you at that time. To cultivate your physical resilience, you must have mental resilience that comes from a place called hope.” From Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend! By Rosalind Joffe and Joan Friedlander
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The Law of the Garbage TruckThe Law of the Garbage Truck Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier. David J. Pollay
Check out my article “What does it mean to accept your chronic illness diagnosis” at Invisible Illness Week.
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Monthly Archives: November 2009
Bill Me Later is hosting Toy Tuesday on December 8, 2009. What is Bill Me Later? Bill Me Later is an easy and quick way to shop without having to use your credit card. To take advantage of Bill Me … Continue reading
One of the hardest thing about having rheumatoid arthritis is the setbacks. After days of increased energy, the malaise fairy visited me. To think, a year ago, I did not even know what the word “malaise” meant. For those of … Continue reading
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Melanie over at Mommy Tantrums gave me the lemonade stand award so I am finally getting to passing it along. Thank you Melanie. The rules are as follows… 1) Put the Lemonade logo on … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving! I am in the kitchen cooking (no that is not the fire alarm you hear) so you won’t hear another peep out of me until this holiday is over. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Hope yours blessed, joyous … Continue reading
Wrestler, CM Punk, has a tattoo on his left entitled “luck is losers,” and this is a mantra that he lives by. Wikipedia defines luck as “a chance happening”, or something that “happens beyond a person’s control.” Some people may … Continue reading
Ten Lessons I Have Learned Being a Mom to Boys (Note: If you have a weak stomach, please move on the next post.) 1. Pee has a mind of its own and a little boy has no control of that. … Continue reading
One of things I have learned about having RA is that my life’s struggles led me to be a fighter. How I learned to deal with crises in the past prepared me for Rheumatoid Arthritis. My struggles have forced me … Continue reading
This is a venting moment. There are 2.1 million Americans who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid and sometimes – okay, always – I wish I wasn’t one of them. I hate RA because: I try to maintain a positive attitude … Continue reading
Today’s moms are busier than ever before with the demands that they have. Their demands come from every direction: their jobs, their children’s schools, and their home lives. Quite often, the only peace and quiet mothers get is when they … Continue reading
To celebrate, I am not going to blog. What that means for the rest of you is that I will keep my opinions to myself for one day. Isn’t that worth celebrating?