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Getting Arthritic Joints Moving Again

Anyone afflicted with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis that limits his or her range of movement and functioning ability may be helped by a physical therapy program that safely and effectively reduces pain and stiffness. 147 more words

Physical Therapy

The Traveling Swing Play Set

In 1998, the eldest daughter purchased and had this swing play set erected in her backyard.  I said, “Oh, this is great for the grands.  Little did I know how much happiness and joy this swing play set would open my life up to. 404 more words


Today is the day! Tonight I give my last presentation in a classroom, hard to believe that I will be only enrolled in dissertation hours this semester and next….and then hopefully graduation!!! 180 more words

My Daily Randomness

Being realistic

When I started this blog I wanted to document my recovery from my shoulder replacement and my fight with Rheumatoid Arthritis whilst trying to be positive. 394 more words

Renoir and Dickens: Two Quotes

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859):

 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair …

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Rheumatoid Onset and Diagnosis

Diagnosis and Onset

I was diagnosed with Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis in December 2013 following admission and a week-long stay in hospital with severe symmetrical pain, stiffness and an inability to move my hands. 499 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Participate in the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases

If you have RA you should consider participating in research on the disease. The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB) is the largest patient-reported research data bank for rheumatic disorders in the United States. 167 more words