JRA.... Journal of a Radical Arthritis Chick

Here I give advice, speak of my experiences and give information to those who want to better understand Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am NOT a medical professional, and you should always seek advice from a doctor.

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Hello everyone! I am 28 years old and was diagnosed with JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) when I was just 3 years old. I've had my battles with this disease over the years, and have decided to create a blog. I want to share my stories and adivce with other RA chicks, or anyone interested, to raise awareness and get insight from others. Feel free to comment/question me about anything. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Catching up!

Hello readers! Sorry I haven't written a blog in a few weeks, life just gets so busy sometimes, especially around the holiday season.  Things have calmed down a bit, so I have some time to sit down and write. 

How was every one's holiday season?  My family celebrates Christmas, and we had a great day!  It's so nice spending time with family.  I had a few stops to make, so the day was busy but fun.  New Years Eve was spent going out to dinner with my fiance, and coming home to watch the ball drop.  We were in bed by 12:10am! Ha! It was such a lovely evening though, I am not complaining!

My knees were bothering me a lot over Christmas, not much stiffness, but I was experiencing some bad pain.  I'm not sure what it was, but it seemed to slowly go away.  I see my Rheumatologist next Wednesday (11th), so we will see what he has to say and how my blood work is.

I'm trying to regain some muscle strength, and get some exercise.  It's so hard to do when my fatigue knocks me on my butt, and when I do exercise I tend to overdo it when I feel good, and put myself into a flare.  My fiance got me the Kinect for xbox for Christmas, along with some dance games.  The games are such a workout, I'm sweating afterwards!  They're so fun, and you're dancing away that you don't even realize that you're working out - it's both good and bad!  Trying it out to get some exercise, along with my exercise bike, alternatively a couple days a week.  I am starting off slow, and seeing how I do, then I will progress from there.  Hopefully I can gain some of my strength back and it will help my fatigue, rather than hinder it.  Time will tell.  What does everyone else do for exercise?!

I've been seeing my chiropractor for aout 5 weeks now, and it seems to be helping a lot.  My back pain has lessened significantly, and I already see an improvement with my posture.  I still see him three times a week, and will probably keep that up for a while.  If anyone has back pain, even just muscle pain from stress, I'd suggest seeing a chiropractor! 

Anyways, working on some new blogs for the future.  As always, thanks for reading! :)


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