October 12 marks the day we celebrate the people, young and old, living with Arthritis. As I mentioned to someone last night, I don't like the idea of people knowing that I'm terminally ill...it's as if you know my greatest weakness. Because as strong as I may act and look, the pain is there. I ache all day everyday. The only difference is that some days are worst than others... Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for about 10 years and counting, life has been a roller coaster. Oh yes. From denying my illness and being the life of the party to now accepting and sorta surrendering, I would rather sit out most of the party. The change is so scary, I don't believe that I'm pulling off such a different lifestyle. Going from the young girl who used to dance all day, everyday to the girl who wants to dance but doesn't because the consequences are too much, so she appreciates watching the same movies over and over with a fruit smoothie or something super healthy is where I, Kristen Athea Woodye now stand. But aside from the ups and downs, RA has taught me a lot....it taught me to slow down, to appreciate the very little, it showed me who really cares, to cry in silence and that no matter how much it hurts..life isn't as bad as it seems. From hospital rooms and bed rests to crazy pains that make me feel nauseous to knee rubs, lots of medication, healthy eating and much needed therapy...RA You have really done a number on me. But I accept the challenge. One day I'll dance again.... #wad #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #arthritissucks #rafighter #rheumatoidarthritis #arthritis #achey #belize #belizeanwithcurls #curlyhairgirl #girlwithcurls #hope #love #faith #strength #challengeaccepted #WADstory #WorldArthritisDay #chronicallystrong #chronicallyfabulous #curearthritis
Yesterday was World Arthritis Day. Not a single awareness post appeared on my feed. (I didn't even know such a day existed 😂) I've reluctantly shared my Arthritis story in the hope that I can help raise awareness of this day for next year and bring a little light hope to those suffering. Link in my bio. #worldarthritisday2016
Arthritis is not just a problem with my joints. It's the sleepless nights, the 'but you look fine', the chronic fatigue, the struggle to walk and exercise, the missing out on things with friends, the countless injections and medications that don't work, the warm and painful pressure in your joints making it impossible to concentrate in class, the stress and frustration and tears that come out of nowhere on those days when you physically can't get yourself out of bed or shampoo your own hair or hold a cup of coffee, the knowing that there is no cure. There's my life in a (really big) nutshell. My point is.... Arthritis sucks. It really does. The point of World Arthritis Day? Getting people to understand the seriousness of this dumb disease. Spread the word - wear some green - snap a pic 💚♿ #WorldArthritisDay2016 #kidsgetarthritistoo #thisaintyourgrandmasarthritis
In honor of my son on World Arthritis Day, I post to press awareness of this debilitating disease. My son, at the age of 8, was introduced to MRIs, a team of specialist, routine lab appointments, colonoscopies and endoscopies, weekly home injections of methotrexate and Humira, Chrons disease, physical therapy, extreme fatigue, 504 plans, and many other things children should not have to worry about. I pray that one day a cure will be found so that no other child will have their childhood interrupted by this terrible disease. #worldarthritisday2016
Today we celebrate #worldarthritisday2016 and the strong men and women who suffer with the pain everyday. Keep on fighting! 👊🏼😊🎉
#Wad16 What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic Disease that is Autoimmune and Inflammatory, It is a painful Systemic Disease affecting not only the joints but also organs throughout the body aswell including heart,Eyes and lungs. The bodys own immune system attacks healthy tissues and can be life threatening. DMARDS and Biologics are used to treat the Disease and other treatments used aswell to help manage it. I am given Actemra once a month Via IV plus DMARDS aswell to slow the Disease progression and prevent any further damage already caused. Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect anyone of any age and cause chronic dibilitating pain and discomfort aswell as Fatigue and other symptoms. There is no cure though much Research is being done throughout the world so hope remains #AwarenessMatters #ResearchMatters #Hope4ACure #Strongertogether #AussieAmbassador #wadstory #WAD16 #MakeADifference #Spoonies #rheum #AwarenessMatters #ResearchMatters #ChronicallyFabulous #advocate #strongertogether #IHaveTheNerveToBeHeard #awarenessandsupport #worldarthritisday2016 #rheumatoidarthritis #chronicillness #autoimmunedisease #systemic #compassionisthenewfashion
I have arthritis, arthritis does not have me. #curearthritis #spoonie #countingspoons #spendingspoons #todaywasagoodday #raiseawareness #arthritisawareness #curearthritis #WAD #Earththearapy #likeforlike #lifeofaspoonie #rawarrior #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpain #invisibleillness #chronicillness #spoonie #kidsgetarthritistoo #worldarthritisday2016
Today is #worldarthritisday ! I've been living with reuma for almost 20 years now... To all of my fellow #arthritiswarriors out there; stay strong and keep kicking this disease's butt! 💙 #worldarthritisday2016 #aswarrior #spondylitissucks #sorrynotsorry #nomercy
Today is world arthritis day. I want to say thank you to Nathan, he has been amazing through my journey of arthritis and he needs more of a mention than anyone as he has to put up with more than the physical pain of the disease. Love you too the moon and back #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #spoonie #ra #love #boyfriend #myboyfriendisbetterthanyours #cute #smile #beard #blonde
Fitting that #worldarthritisday2016 would be a day that I'm completely depleted of spoons, all from going to a dr appt 2 days ago. Along with my body revolting against me; I managed to pick up the flu while I was out. Nothing like a fever & body aches to top off things. I think I need to start wearing masks when I leave the house. #ankylosingspondylitis #osteoarthritis #kickas #invisibleillness #stopas #WAD2016 😷
In honor of #worldarthritisday2016 we present to you MSM - Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic form of sulfur used to lubricate joints and decrease inflammation (*also oh so important for connective tissue health- we're talking to you hair, skin, and nails!). Apply it topically (it is in over 70% of the Inventive line!), soak in it, or take it as a supplement. Tag someone who needs the 411 on MSM stat!
Today is #worldarthritisday ! I've been living with RA for almost 20 years now and it has changed my life in so many ways. While this journey has been challenging, it has made me strong even when my body fails. It has made me grateful for all the things I can do, even when there are some things I can't do. It has made me choose love over fear. It has made me who I am today. I am an #rawarrior . To all of my fellow #arthritiswarriors out there, stay strong and keep kicking this disease's butt! ❤️ #wad #wadstory #worldarthritisday2016 #arthritis #rheumatoidarthritis #arthritisfoundation
#worldarthritisday2016 Super proud of how my daughter deals with what's thrown at her.. diagnosed at 2 with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, uveitis and hyper mobility.. She's now 9 and has to cope with daily steroid eye drops, weekly methotrexate injections and bi monthly remicade infusions. She's my super hero 💞👌💖 #kidsgetarthritistoo #ukchapter #riseoftheukchapter #bvuk #beardedvillains #beardedvillain #riseofthebrotherhood #beardedvillainsworldwide #villainfamily #loyalty #loyaltymakesyoufamily #stayloyal #stayvillain #beardedvillainseurope #bveurope ⚔ΒΣΛЯDΣD VILLΛΙИS UK⚔ @beardedvillains @von_knox @beardedvillainsuk @deansavva @bvuk_london_charter @bvuk_northern_charter @bvuk_midlands_charter @bvuk_eastanglian_charter @bvuk_southwest_charter @bvuk_southcoast_charter @bvuk_essex_charter
Why AOII Wednesday••• Alpha Omicron Pi is a proud donor and supporter of the Arthritis Foundation. Many members within my family suffer from Arthritis making this cause real and supporting it rewarding. Thanks AOII for pushing me to be a strong supporter! Today's World Arthritis Day, encourage awareness by sharing... #WAD #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #aoii #alphaomicronpi #loveisuaoii https://www.theodysseyonline.com/run-for-the-roses-makes-deep-impact
It's World Arthritis Day! At 7 years old I was diagnosed with juvinelle idopathic arthritis. It took what felt like a million doctors and second opinions to get a diagnosis. I tried so hard to fit in, to just be like everyone else. I told myself that the bullying wasn't actually bullying, and that it's something everyone went through. Friends came and went as they pleased, in and out of my life because they couldn't understand why some days I just couldn't get up and go. There were lots of days I felt so alone and on an island all by myself, that I developed social anxiety. Then I found this amazing online community. There were people...KIDS...just like me. As I began to talk and share my story I began to feel accepted. Now as a 25 year old adult I know that I have arthritis, arthritis doesn't have me. I've found amazing people who know that some days are really good, some days are bad, and some days are really terrible. They stick by my side, never walk away and abandon me when I cancel plans, help me when I'm down (figuratively and literally) and most importantly they love me for me. Help me spread awareness about arthritis by sharing your story. If we all share a little bit of ourselves with the world maybe, just maybe, we can break down the stereotypes and negativity. Arthritis is not confined to just one age, gender, or race! Let's start spreading awareness!! #kidsgetarthritistoo #rawarrior #worldarthritisday2016 #rheumatoidarthritis #spoonie #likeforlike #lifeofaspoonie #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpain #invisibleillness #chronicillness #spoonie #countingspoons #spendingspoons #todaywasagoodday #raiseawareness #arthritisawareness #curearthritis #WAD #Earththearapy
. . كن حازما لتحدد أولوياتك في حياتك الأسرية و الدراسية و المهنية ، استمتع بما تبقى من استقلاليتك مقدراً لذاتك وحدك من يستطيع ، و امض فحسب . كل عام و مرضى الروماتويد يحتفلون ب #اليوم_العالمي_ﻷمراض_الروماتيزم بعقل هادئ و قلب شغوف و أكثر وعياً و أقرب للشفاء .. آمين .
In celebration my knee is on fire. Eventually I will have two bionic knees thanks to arthritis, but really the only thing that matters is that people understand. Just because you cannot see my pain doesn't mean it isn't excruciatingly painful. I still smile, I still laugh and I still love and most of all I still try. Arthritis is just one small part of who I am. #mom #wife #grandma #daughter #friend and it won't beat me.#worldarthritisday2016
It's world Arthritis Day. Jake was diagnosed over 3 years ago. Educate yourself, donate and help. This disease unfortunately is growing rampant... it will more than likely affect someone you know. #arthritis #rheumatoidarthritis #rheumatoid #juvenilerheumatoidarthritis #autoimmunedisease #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #arthritisfoundation
Wellness Wednesday! Topic: World Arthritis Day Today, October 12, 2016, is World Arthritis Day! Arthritis can affect us all in our lives, and many of us are currently experiencing the signs and symptoms of this degenerating condition. Visiting your local wellness practitioners, including chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and laser therapists can help manage and treat the symptoms of arthritis! With the use of multiple low-intensity modalities, along with manual therapy, arthritis can be easily managed! To book an appointment with our wellness team at the Union Health and Dental Centre, contact us at 647-479-5023, extension #2 ! ------------------------------- #wellnesswednesday #wellness #totalwellness #wellnesscentre #unionhealthanddentalcentre #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #arthritis #pain #aches #joints #muscles #arthritiscare #massagetherapy #chiropracticcare #lazertherapy #wellnesspractitioner #toronto #northyork #acceptingnewpatients #livehealthy
"It's in your hands, take action" The theme this year for World Arthritis Day. . . . The aim is to join with people around the globe to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases ( RMDs) . . . Take a few minutes to learn about and support research for rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. . . . Help us raise awareness and find a cure for these debilitating diseases. . . . #worldarthritisday2016 #worldarthritisday #raiseawareness . . .
Today is World Arthritis Day. 50 million men and women, and nearly 300,000 children in the US suffer from the pain of arthritis. World Arthritis Day is a day for raising awareness and raising your voice. It's a day to join forces with people across the globe and share the message that more needs to be done for people with arthritis. Living with arthritis is a difficult lifestyle. Arthritis is a fickle monster with a mind of its own. The only way I can manage my way through this disease is the love and support of my family and friends. Today is a day for me to thank those people for their assistance. Whether it be silly text messages to help cheer me up, bringing me treats, listening to me complain, helping me walk, or supporting my arthritis walk teams over the years, I'm blessed to have people who love and support me. Chronic illnesses are the invisible diseases, however the love and support of my family and friends is the most beautiful vision I see daily. #worldarthritisday2016 #worldarthritisday #arthritis #rheumatoidarthritis #psoriaticarthritis #psoriaticarthritisawareness
Happy 🌎 Arthritis Day! I figured I'd share my story in order to spread the word about the reality of this disease: I was diagnosed when I was 2 years old. Every day my "spoonie friends" and I struggle with the simplest of tasks. Pain and fatigue are constant in my life. Medications such as the Remicade I am receiving now are my saviors! Something not many people know is that kids get arthritis too! Many people think arthritis is just an old persons' disease but rheumatoid arthritis is actually an autoimmune disorder that can affect anyone! In other words this is not something I caused; it is a glitch in my immune system that makes my body attack itself. Therefore I need some serious medications to treat my condition. This disease has opened so many doors and has introduced me to so many people and for that I am blessed. I hope that we can find a cure for this disease so no other children or adults have to suffer through the pain that it causes! #shotsforarthritis #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #remicade #arthritisfoundation #arthritisawareness #arthritismatters #yachampions
It's World Arthritis Day! Raise some awareness for this condition that causes inflammation to the joints which can be extremely painful. There are many treatments that can help, surgery being one of them. Don't suffer in silence. #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #surgery #surgeon #hands #pain #awareness #dontsufferinsilence #dontsuffernsilence
Woke up to the first official arthritis flare up of the season. Coinciding perfectly with #worldarthritisday . And devotions today? All about resting in God's grace. Because no matter what trials or difficulties, no matter what we face today, God is still greater. He bought us, redeemed us, defeated death and hell for us, gave us eternal life and empowered us with His Spirit. This is our gift . . . today and every day. #rockingordinary #OrdinaryIsExtraordinary
Just want to say a huge thank you to the strongest woman I know, I honestly don't know how she goes through each day with such a huge smile on her face. I'm so lucky and so thankful to have a mum that always there to push me along, even on her worst days. To me she is such an inspiration and it never fails to amaze me just how positive she is. Don't know how I'd cope without her 💜👭#worldarthritisday2016 #notalldisabilitiesarevisible
Så kom dagen, hvor vi skal ind og stå på Rådhuspladsen og fortælle om at unge kan få gigt! Kom forbi i tidsrummet 15.30-18.30 og få en snak med unge om hvordan det er at leve et liv med kronisk sygdom og smag et ingefærshot, en kop kaffe eller en flaske vand! #ungmedgigt #worldarthritisday2016 #søsterhygge #internationalgigtdag #spændt #frivillig
❗12 октября❗ Сегодня во многих странах отмечается Всемирный день борьбы с артритом (World Arthritis Day), который проводится ежегодно по инициативе Всемирной организации здравоохранения (ВОЗ) с 1996. ☝ Артрит – серьезное воспалительное заболевание сустава или нескольких суставов, которое при отсутствии лечения приводит не только к болевым ощущениям и ограничении движения, но и к инвалидности и утрате трудоспособности.☝ Причины появления болезни различны – нередко артрит возникает при повторяющихся легких травмах, открытых или закрытых повреждениях суставов, при частом физическом перенапряжении или при генетической предрасположенности. Кроме того, развитие артрита провоцируют вирусные и бактериальные инфекции, переохлаждение, физическая и психическая перегрузка и даже чрезмерное курение. В ряде случаев факторы возникновения и механизмы развития болезни выяснены не до конца. . И хотя причины развития артритов разнообразны, врачи едины во мнении, что лучшее средство от артрита – это профилактика. . Снизить риск развития данных болезней можно, следуя нескольким простым советам: . 🔸чаще бывать на свежем воздухе, . 🔸 отказаться от вредных привычек, . 🔸вести здоровый образ жизни, . 🔸не пренебрегать физическими упражнениями и правильным питанием. . 🔸 И всё это – не зависимо от возраста и рода занятий человека☝ Ведь давно не секрет, что от общего физического состояния и душевного равновесия зависит способность организма сопротивляться болезням. #артрит #берегитесебя #будьтездоровы #здоровьявсем #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016
La rencontre "Ensemble Contre les Rhumatismes" de Paris sera filmée et pourra être visualisée en direct sur le lien : www.ensemblecontrelesrhumatismes.org Paris : Pavillon Daunou (Plan d'accès), 18 rue Daunou 75002 Paris. Métro Opéra à 3 minutes (lignes 3, 7 et 8) Lyon : Salle soieries de la Délégation régionale de l'Inserm, Centre Hospitalier du Vinatier, Bâtiment 452, 95 boulevard Pinel Animation : Marie Billo (Déléguée régionale Rhône-Alpes de l'AFGS) Chargée de communication: Patricia Lefort Montpellier : Salle de conférences de la Délégation Régionale Inserm 60, rue de Navacelles Animation : Sonia Tropé (Directrice de l'ANDAR) Chargée de communication : Charlotte Dumonte Toulouse : Délégation Régionale Inserm Midi-Pyrénées, Limousin. Salle de conférence du CHU de Purpan Animation : Elisabeth Fortner (Patient-expert, ANDAR) Chargée de communication : Christine Ferran #worldarthritisday2016 #worldarthritisday #ecr #ensemblecontrelesrhumatismes #rhumatologue #rhumatoïde #arthrite #idiopathique #andar #rhumatologie #rheumatology #rheumatoid #arthritis #rheumatoidarthritis #handicap #idiopathic #aji #jia #malade #montpellier #arthrose #polyarthrite #polyarthriterhumatoide #autoimmune #maladie #rhumatoid #rhumato #rhumatologues #rheumatologist #rheumatoiddisease
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Tomorrow is #worldarthritisday2016 I was diagnosed with #rheumatoidarthritis in 2013 at the age of 27. The pain was awful. My mom and sister had to help me get dressed and do my hair and makeup. Cutting my food so that I could eat. Simple every day things that most people wouldn't think twice about doing. I've been giving myself injections for 3yrs. I have tried numerous meds that have failed or have messed with my liver (which was extremely scary). I am now on Enbrel which seems to be working really well. I do get sick easier and more frequently but it's helping so I guess it's a plus. Rheumatoid arthritis is sho much more than arthritis. It's an autoimmune disease. Arthritis it's just a symptom. #kickingRAintheface #ra #autoimmunedisease #mybodyattacksitself #Enbrel #injection #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonieproblems .
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دعما لزملائنا في رابطة الروماتيزم الكويتية نوجه دعوتهم التالية . بمناسبة الاحتفال بيوم الروماتيزم العالمي . معرض الروماتيزم ليس إعاقه- أكتوبر / الافنيوز . تحدى المرض، و تحدى نفسك، اثبت أن الروماتيزم ليس إعاقه . هل لديك موهبه تريد مشاركتها معنا، كالرسم، الفن التشكيلي، الخط العربي، إلقاء الشعر أو أي موهبه أخرى؟ . أرسل رسالة واتسب على 97795390 بإسمك، طبيعة مرضك و نوعية الموهبه شارك و تحدى المرض . #worldarthritisday #worldarthritisday2016 #يوم_الروماتيزم_العالمي #يوم_الروماتيزم