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CJ Blogger Rick Phillips, who battles RA, a disease that mostly strikes females, had his male ego further bruised when a medical assistant questioned why the doctor ordered a test saying, "Men don't get osteoporosis"
CJ Blogger Rick Phillips believes in patient driven research—the info his mother provided researchers helped find better treatments for diabetes. Now Rick asks others to join Arthritis Power to help find better treatments—even a cure
The trouble with doctors, notes CreakyJoints Blogger Rick Phillips, is that you can't just say you are fine—they really want to know how you are doing, not something that has been easy for Rick to convey until Arthritis Power
An infusion leaves CreakyJoints Blogger Rick Phillips feeling fantastic and gives him a taste of life before rheumatoid arthritis: "During this brief respite, even the dog was tired of my newfound energy"
After CreakyJoints Blogger Rick Phillips encounters an old work colleague who says he looks great—and since he is cured he can go back to work—Rick considers the question: What does his RA look like?
RA and diabetes patient Rick Phillips finds a touchstone to his pre-illness years when he loses his way deep in an Indiana forest. Phillips reconnects with his childhood, while his wife kind of freaks out
After hip replacement, Rick Phillips traded in his bicycle for a three-wheel lumber wagon -- Rick shares some of the 'tricycle' barbs lobbed at him, and his joy that he can ride a two wheeler again
Rick Phillips shouts his love for the woman who stuck with him when his hands stopped working, when he had to leave his job, when they had to downsize their home
After battling rheumatoid arthritis on his own for 15 years, Rick Phillips finds the gift of community
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 16 and RA at 42, Rick joins the CreakyJoints Blogger lineup hoping to give you a reason to think—and laugh.