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Should kids be in charge of their shots? (Plus a ‘self-shot’ tip list made by kids)

CJ Blogger Christine Schwab, an RA patient and advocate for children & teens with arthritis, on kids giving themselves their own shots along with a tip list for self-injection

Someone to talk to: How social media transformed the life of Blogger Rick Phillips

CreakyJoints Blogger Rick Phillips, who battles RA & diabetes, writes about how sharing his story online with those who understand has changed his life for the better

How to find your funny and escape the daily grind of living with chronic illness

After meeting Matt Iseman, the comedian with RA , CJ Health Psychologist Dr. Laurie offers up tips to help you find your own funny and bring laughter into your life

Mixed Emotions: When the highs and the lows of life happen at the same time

CreakyJoints Blogger Leslie Rott writes about her mixed emotions at having some very good things and some pretty awful things happen—at the exact same time

Arthritic Chick on the really bad pain nights, and getting through them

CJ Blogger Arthritic Chick on how she gets through the long nights where the pain is out of control and all consuming—and there is little hope for sleep

Athlete with RA crosses finish line at USA Triathlon National Championships!

CJ SpokesAthlete Dina Neils, a triathlete with RA & two total hip replacements, shares how she swam, biked, ran, cried & fought her way across the finish line at Nationals

Not a Baby: Good deed or are you really infantilizing someone with a disability?

CJ Blogger Kirsten Schultz, diagnosed with systemic juvenile arthritis at 5, on how to avoid infantilizing those with chronic illness & disabilities—and still help

Up Down Up: The emotional roller coaster that’s life with autoimmune disease

After CJ Blogger Dan Malito mentally preps for major surgery, receives good wishes from friends & family, and starts counting down the days—his operation is cancelled

RA Story: He thought he knew pain. Then he knew rheumatoid arthritis

CJ Blogger Unexpected Advocate, whose husband also battles rheumatoid arthritis, on the sad moment she realized that he knew what real pain was

Why I Don’t Cook: Living alone exposes the limits RA has set for Kat Macfarlane

Living on her own again has brought into stark relief for CJ Blogger Kat Macfarlane how she is a sick person who needs help and can no longer push her body to overcome