My family and rheumatoid arthritis.
As a young mother of two beautiful children, still in grade school, how could I get them to understand what I was going through. And my husband, would he help pick up the slack? Time would tell. Anyone living with a chronic disability / pain understands how it can affect a family.
Living Well with Rheumatoid Arthritis. But First, The Beginning.
Although I may have had symptoms earlier than I realized, as a busy wife, mother and registered nurse, it all hit the proverbial fan one weekend. My husband and I actually managed to have a weekend away. Off to Canada for some fun and change of pace.
Eat Real to Heal: Using Natural Foods as Medicine to reverse a Chronic Diseases from Diabetes, Arthritis, cancer.
A chronic ailment lasts for three months or more. It isn't a cold or the flu that goes away in a few days. It's a chronic illness that causes long-term stress, suffering, and frustration, as well as lowering your quality of life and maybe shortening your lifespan.
Migratory arthritis is a condition in which the discomfort spreads from one joint to the next. As the symptoms in one joint subside, symptoms in another joint appear, usually in an asymmetrical location. Migratory arthritis can occur in persons who already have other types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), gout, or lupus. However, it may also be a result of other serious illnesses such as rheumatic fever, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, hepatitis B and C, and serious bacterial infections. Because it is impossible to foresee when arthritis may spread, it is critical to begin therapy as soon as possible when symptoms appear.