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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and making new friendships

I don’t have many friends.  And the people whom I do consider friends, I don’t see very often.  Why? Because I struggle to keep...

People who make my illness about them

I have to call someone close to me, and I don’t want to. Because I know the conversation will bring me down.  Why?  Because...

Things Rheumatoid Arthritis has taught me

RA has been a teacher.  Not my favourite way to learn, I’ll admit.  But I have learned a lot.I, like many it seems, used...

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a serious disease

Someone told me recently that Rheumatoid Arthritis is NOT a serious disease anymore. Her logic? Because people rarely wind up in wheelchairs anymore.Oh. My....

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Friendships

When you think of the casualties of chronic disease, you don’t immediately think of friendships.  Our relationships with others are built on a variety...