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Teetotaler or Tequila this Thanksgiving? When RA meds & alcohol don’t mix

CJ Blogger Sandi Davis on people with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases having to weigh how to handle alcohol at holiday time

Get home. Get prone: Lessons learned from living with rheumatoid arthritis

From feeling no shame when using a cane to learning how to ask for help, CJ Blogger Sandi Davis on the lessons learned from living with rheumatoid arthritis

Animal Magnetism: How Sandi’s dog Woody (and others) help her cope

CreakyJoints Blogger Sandi Davis, who lives with RA and Fibro, on the animals in her life who can make her smile even when she’s in pain and miserable

There’s tired, there’s exhaustion—then there’s FATIGUE: The Difference

CreakyJoints Blogger Sandi Davis, who lives with RA & Fibro, on the devastating weariness that makes it extremely hard to do most anything: Fatigue

RSVP Blues: When autoimmune disease keeps you home, saying ‘no’ to invites

CJ Blogger Sandi Davis, who lives with RA & fibromyalgia, on saying ‘no’ to social invitations because she just doesn’t know if she’ll feel well enough to attend

Living with Pain & Chronic Illness: All I want is a good night’s sleep

CJ Blogger Sandi Davis, who lives with RA and fibromyalgia, on fighting each night to get comfortable and get some sleep—and finally getting some rest

RA Story: When did my world get so small and my house become a prison?

After realizing her rheumatoid arthritis has made a prison of her own home, CJ Blogger Sandi Davis slowly fights to take back the life stolen from her

For those living with chronic illness there’s no simple answer to “How are you?”

CreakyJoints Blogger Sandi Davis, who lives with RA, chronic fatigue, lupus and fibromyalgia, muses about being asked, “How are you?” and what “I am fine,” can really mean when one is chronically ill

Cry, Cry, Cry: For one woman living with painful chronic illness, crying is a fact of life

When Sandi Davis was diagnosed at 19, her rheumatologist said: “You cry all the time. You don’t know why.” He was right. Our CJ Blogger on how painful chronic illness made crying a fact of life—and she knows she’s not alone

The Barometer Dance: Waiting on a storm or tornado when you have arthritis

For those with arthritis, the continuous severe storms and tornadoes across the country bring sharp, sudden and breathtaking pains caused by the ups and downs of air pressure—what Sandi Davis calls ‘The Barometer Dance’

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