Happy World Arthritis Day!

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In case you don’t know, today, October 12th, is World Arthritis Day. It’s late afternoon right now in Minnesota and the day is nearing its end, however I didn’t want to completely forget or ignore this day. Other RA friends and acquaintances of mine have been posting stuff all day long on their blogs and social media pages about how arthritis affects their lives. Regarding my own RA story, I recently (well, three months ago) reached an important milestone: the 20th anniversary of my RA diagnosis. I wrote an article for rheumatoidarthritis.net about it, if anybody would like to read it. Click on the link below to read a bit about what it feels like to have RA for 20 years.

“Happy (?) Anniversary, RA”

Thank you for reading it and this blog, despite how little I seem to be posting here. I hope you can find something worthwhile and good to take away from my story.

And, if you know anybody with RA, or have it yourself, please give that person (including yourself) a gentle hug today.


World Arthritis Day

Today is World Arthritis Day and there are events going on all over the world in honor of arthritis. Here’s a website about it:  www.worldarthritisday.org

And, Massage Envy spas across the country are participating in World Arthritis Day with their “Healing Hands for Arthritis” offer. Ten dollars from every one-hour massage or facial session today will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. For more information:  Healing Hands for Arthritis

I booked an appointment for a massage tonight after work at one of the Massage Envy locations here. It’s a bit of a splurge and I never get massages, but I think I really need one. My neck and shoulders are tense and knotted and I’ve been getting bad tension headaches again on a daily basis. The massage tonight is going to feel soooo good. I can’t wait!