Easing RA Pain - Tips and Coping Skills Written by Serena R. Schad   Knowing you will live with rheumatoid arthritis every day for the rest of your life can be an extremely overwhelming thought. Not only do you suffer with physical pain and limitations, but the emotional stress can really take its toll on [...]

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Letter to "Normals":  Those Without Rheumatoid Arthritis by Thesirenscream   A letter that I copied and pasted from somewhere else and changed to suit my own situation. I think I changed quite a bit of it but I don't remember. Feel free to take mine and copy and paste it yourself, change it, and give [...]

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A Letter to  My RA by Jennifer   Dear RA, This letter is to inform you that you have officially worn out your welcome. I am tired of your everyday nagging. Your late night calls that linger on for endless hours. Your total lack of inconsideration to my schedule. The way you show up unannounced [...]

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[About RA] My RA Fact Sheet

My RA Fact Sheet by Thesirenscream   I made this when I was first diagnosed and gave it to my family. It's kind of long but they said it helped them to understand a lot more about RA. Hope it's helpful for you all too! First let's discuss exactly what RA is. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) [...]

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What Can I Do to Raise Awareness for Rheumatoid Arthritis?? by Niki Wyre Since I was finally diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I was shocked at how little people actually know about what RA entails. I only knew about it because of research I had done when I was looking for what could be wrong with [...]

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Filing for  Social Security Disability? by Christine   Dear Chickies, As promised, here is info on SSDI for those with RA, Fibromyalgia, SLE and other Mixed Connective Tissue Disorders. Please keep in mind that this information is from personal experience as well as information directly from "Disability Evaluation Under Social Security" Manual. As previously stated [...]

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