RA God's Way:

from tragedy to triumph, victim to victory

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is currently medically incurable. At the age of 20 I had to come to terms with a chronic condition that I knew nothing about. Although there are millions of sufferers worldwide many people do not know another person with the same condition.

Amazing technology allows me to give you a place to connect with me as well as RA sufferers from around the world. Rheumatologists do their best to explain and treat your condition but unfortunately they do not have the day-to-day experience of living with this auto-immune disease. This blog aims to give you a voice, practical help, fellowship, encouragement and inspiration for daily living. Please feel free to share your experience or to ask any questions.

I hope that you will be a regular visitor and that you will advise others of this blog.

Page 1

Don't Dread Anything!

Don't Dread Anything!

This is a subject that is close to my heart.  Those of us who struggle daily with tiredness will identify with this message. My question to you today is: “Do you live in dread of some of the things you…
Doug's Last Wish

Doug's Last Wish

I read this story and thought that it was perfect inspiration for those who may feel weak and helpless today. Enjoy!… Doug and Margaret Nichols have faced their share of obstacles. After surgery for colon cancer in April 1993, Doug…
The Day Of Small Things

The Day Of Small Things

We live in an instant society where we even catch ourselves telling the microwave to hurry up!  Patience has never been one of my strengths and I really need God’s help in this area of my life.  During the past…
Taking The Mercury Plunge

Taking The Mercury Plunge

Last week I took my last autumn swim.  I don’t mind cold water but the mercury has bottomed out for winter.  With a heavy heart I have put my beloved pool noodle into hibernation along with the garden tortoises.  Fortunately…
The Unemployed Is Now Employed

The Unemployed Is Now Employed

Do you know that there is a part of you that is ‘unemployed’?  It is my best revelation concerning exercising with RA and I am eager to share it with you…As an RA sufferer of 32 years my focus has…
My Physical Reformation Has Begun...

My Physical Reformation Has Begun...

In my previous blog I shared my frustration with muscle weakness.  At last I have found the perfect way for me to exercise without hurting myself. A year ago I discovered Pilates.  It has changed my life for the better…
The Pain Cycle

The Pain Cycle

Rheumatoid Arthritis traps us in a cycle of pain.  I am sure that if you are an RA sufferer then you will be able to identify with this diagram. Pain is not only an unwelcome intruder but it has the…
Fighting Flu, Resting & Making Necklaces...

Fighting Flu, Resting & Making Necklaces...

For over two weeks the flu bug has been on my case.  It all started with my husband, Jan.  We immediately adhered to a strict ‘no-kiss’ policy and stepped up the Vitamin C and Viralguard.  It has been a strange…
A Startling Discovery

A Startling Discovery

During the past few weeks I have made a startling discovery.  I have a large library of health books collected over many years.  Dr Don Colbert, a Christian doctor from America, is one of my favourite authors.  ‘What You Don’t…
A Line In The Sand

A Line In The Sand

Our concept of people is shaped by our knowledge of them.  It is the same with God.  How you view Him depends on how well you know Him. For the first 20 years of my life I never doubted God’s…