The Arthritis Life Hack Extravaganza: Tackling Fatigue With Chronic Illness
Rheumatoid arthritis is serious. If you have it, you need to take it seriously. If you love someone who with RA, you need to understand what they’re living with every day.
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A review of my 2021 patient advocacy highlights.
“Having self-love gives me motivation for self-care. Practicing self-care reaffirms my self-love,” says advocate Eileen Davidson, who lives with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic conditions.
Having needle anxiety is tough when you take medication that requires monthly intravenous infusions. Here’s how rheumatoid arthritis patient Eileen Davidson learned to get through infusion day without as many jitters.
Even though people talk about morning stiffness with arthritis, on really bad days, the pain, stiffness, and fatigue never really goes away. Here’s how Eileen Davidson, who lives with RA and osteoarthritis, has learned to make her morning routine run just a little more smoothly.
It could be worse.
At least it’s not cancer.
It’s just arthritis.
You’re young; it can’t be that bad. Imagine what it will be like when you’re older.
These kinds of comparisons may be more harmful to people with arthritis — or any chronic illness — than you might realize.
“Hiking has become a victory — albeit, a small one — over rheumatoid arthritis. I am proving to myself and others that I will not let rheumatoid arthritis win; that with a few adaptations I can still live and enjoy life,” says Eileen Davidson, who has rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
While more women are impacted by rheumatoid arthritis, men get the disease too. Hear from five Canadian men living with RA.