• Arthritic Chick
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What?! — A doctor dismisses Arthritic Chick’s need for narcotic pain meds

Arthritic Chick on the doctor who said her RA was under control and she should NOT be taking narcotic pain medications

Invisible diseases and the Christmas season. Why I love it and why I hate it

Arthritic Chick hosts a holiday, all good except for a few selected guests — like the Paleo nut who insisted she’d be healthier if she followed diet xxx

Rheumatoid Arthritis and how all the little things add up to change you into someone else

Arthritic Chick on just what RA has done to her, how much it has taken, the ways she is different.

Normal ‘for someone with RA’

Arthritic Chick is shocked by the results of her latest lab work — but her doctors seem pretty blasé — is this the new normal for living with RA?

RA and the choices it gives you and the choices it takes away

So many decisions: Arthritic Chick on being at the point where doctors pretty much leave the decisions up to her

Diet and medications – why does it have to be either/or?

Arthritic Chick on the RA community divide between ‘all natural’ and ‘you need medication’ people

Rheumatoid arthritis…does it hurt that much? Or am I a sook (crybaby)?

Arthritic Chick wonders whether her RA pain is really that bad

Painful knees, swollen hot feet: A suspicion of arthritis for a daughter

If you think Arthritic Chick fights hard for her health, just wait until you see what she will do for her child

What does someone with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis do all day?

Arthritic Chick on her daily life

The irony of having to say ‘No’ to the thing you need most

Arthritic Chick passes on a part-time work opportunity she would love because of her disability case