Thursday, May 5, 2011

The ABC's of RA

It's never easy and that is for sure! Having RA (rheumatoid arthritis) for over twelve years I have learned that indeed, it is never simple. Doing almost anything with ra can be a huge challenge and for me it has been.

Thus...the reason I am now writing a blog. I figured that if I am having so much difficulty with this disease then surely others are also struggling. I don't profess to have the answers....heck millions of research dollars later and the medical community has yet to find a cure. I am just going to try and make it simpler.  Simple ways to talk about ra, simple ways to share the good and bad of ra, simple ways to maybe get things done, simple ways to try and save money while just trying to live and most importantly...

Simple ways to deal with this disease.  I like to call it my KISS approach. Keeping It Simply Simple. I know! I know! That's not the real meaning of that word but I like my meaning alot better :-)

I would love your comments! Your own ideas of how you have coped and how you have made anything simple while living with ra.

This will be a journey and one I am hoping we can share together.

2 comments:

Candee said...

This is just the shot in the arm I need. I am loving these posts! I will be sure to share them on my facebook page...my loved ones really need to see that RA is not just a joint disease. When I am asked "what's for dinner" I cringe! If it's not joints, muscles, tendons then it's pure fatigue. Thank you for posting Deb.

Deb said...

Maybe you guys could rotate the dinner prep? We do that in my house. This way it doesn't fall on one person all the time. And it especially need not fall on our ra joints :-) all the time.