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A diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be scary.  Being diagnosed as a child or at a young age can be downright daunting and terrifying.  I saw it as a lifetime sentence of increasing pain and immobility compounded with cocktails of medication.

As I grew with this disease I became more and more aware of my inability to live under these guides.  Over the years I have spent countless hours researching alternative treatments in hope of changing this path.  I wanted an active lifestyle and was simply not comfortable with the amount of medication required to do so.  I was so frustrated at how complicated it was to find information.   Why couldn’t anyone be straightforward about this stuff?  I found a new doctor that helped guide my journey and have since taken control of my RA in a way that I am comfortable with.  It’s no wonder drug, but it has been a life changer for me and many others that I now know.  For almost ten years now I have been able to lead a life with more freedom and mobility, while on less medication, then I ever imagined possible.

I want to do whatever I can to make it easier for others like me.  This blog is an opportunity for me to do just that.  I’m not a doctor…Just someone with a lifetime of experience that is willing to share a very personal journey in hopes that it may serve as a resource for someone else.  It is a place for me to find a little peace and hopefully for others to take away some bit of information or comfort that may help in their journey.

I’ve done my best to break down my diet and exercise findings for you.  I’m obviously not a doctor and won’t begin to advise anyone on medication or diagnosis.  However, I have no problem sharing my regimen and will throughout my posts.   I know I’m not alone in this journey and hope my posts provide that assurance for others.  I look forward to your questions and comments as they will help me as well.

4 thoughts on “Home”

  1. I am glad that you found a Doctor that has given you an alternative means of treating and living with RA. You look Great! I wish you continued success on this road that you have been navigating of diet, exercise, and little if any medications to enjoy more freedom and mobility! Cheers to your health! Frank A.

  2. karmelalexsum said:

    I am new to your blog and I was diagnosed with chronic RA after 6 years of extreme pain.
    I want my life back thank you for your blog I am looking forward to learn about your ways to a better living

  3. I just joined your blog I was diagnosed with chronic RA a year ago after 6 years of extreme pain. I just need to learn how I can find ways to manage life and keep going

    • Hi Karina,

      Thank you for following. I know how defeating and confusing diagnosis can be. Please don’t let it get you down. It’s a hard thing to do, but there is hope. It’s frustrating and hard, but there is so much more to life after diagnosis. No two people are the same. I hope that you can find your balance. It has been a lot of work, but I can tell you that for me, living a healthy lifestyle has had an enormous impact on all of my autoimmune issues. I hope my blog helps. If you ever have questions or want to message me, please do. Send me a post with your email…I won’t publish your post and will email you. Good luck and please check out some of my links. There is some great information out there.

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