This week many of us arthritis warriors raised awareness for World Arthritis Day on October 12th by either sharing our stories, statistics, or wearing arthritis gear. I recently shared a poem on The Mighty giving a glimpse into the symptoms I experience while living with rheumatoid arthritis. I am inviting you all to join in on sharing a poem about your symptoms through the #MySymptoms Poetry Link Up.read more
Being that the month of October is home to World Mental Health Day which fell on October 10th two days before World Arthritis Day on the 12th, I wanted to provide some tips for those of us living with rheumatoid arthritis who may be experiencing moments or signs of depression, sadness, grief, anxiety, loneliness, fear, anger, negative self-talk or thinking.read more
Have you ever experienced any signs of depression or anxiety since being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis?read more
This will be a series of posts I share each month of my most favorite tried-and-true pain and inflammation relieving products. I am always testing out new items as well, so stay tuned for more issues to come.read more
5 Things You Should Know About People Who Receive Disability Benefits: A Reminder to Those Who Think I Am Rolling in Dough
The truth is that those of us who are chronically ill, not only fight a battle everyday many don’t understand but we also fight to receive emotional and most of all, financial support and help such as, disability benefits.read more
The best thing about Chicago for those living with chronic illness is the quality of medical professionals here. Especially in the integrative, alternative, functional and holistic medicine fields.read more
Keeping it Real With Arthritis Stories
Whether you are living with rheumatoid arthritis or another type of arthritis, we all have a unique story that deserves to be voiced, heard and shared. Equally of importance, is showing an accurate depiction of those living with the disease and providing a real-life glance of who the person is– their interests, passions, hobbies, goals, career, likes, dislikes and so on, behind the veil of arthritis.
Not only can sharing our stories raise awareness but also illuminate our paths for us to see that we are not alone on this journey and have common experiences with one another.