Thanks, Marzipana & xperky! I'm sure others will find all these things helpful.Corelle is a great one & many other good ones.I can't lift several dishes at once so I just take them out one or two at a time.I'm also only 5'1" so I also have challenges with height. If my feet are bothering me I use a gardener's kneeling foam mat to stand on; my husband (who is very supportive) bought the foam tubing that goes around copper piping for insulation and cut a piece to put around my razor since I find it hard to grasp & was dropping it. It could be used on paring knives or other things. I have RA in my hands,wrists, ankles, feet right now.Also have osteo in back and have had two fusions in neck and one in lumbar.I will give more thought to see what else I can come up with. Thanks, ladies for your insight.View Thread
I've found a "fry pan" @ Target which I find makes it easier on my achey wrists & hands.It has two grab handles rather than the one long one.Made by Calphalon, actually on sale this week.Just thought I'd pass that along in case anyone was interested.View Thread
God Bless You, 4myhubby.We all need someone like you in our corner.We sometimes forget how this disease is seen from the loved ones' eyes.It must be soo hard to watch us as we stumble along in life.Just keep doing what you're doing & keep up on blogs like this one.It gives great comfort to both patients and caregivers and in order to take care of him you must take care of you.I've new to it and already feel the hugs from fellow RA'ers.Hope to hear more from you in the future.View Thread
"Mr. Brown" Imagine my surprise at reading your post.All these months that I've been spending $ and dealing with side effects.All that could have been avoided if I had just juiced!! I guess my doctors' years of training were for nil.Silly me.View Thread
Thank you so much for the advice on the straightener.I asked my beautician for a demo and it works well.Much easier to use as the curling iron had a tight spring.I now have a new hair style that I like. It may seem like a small issue in the scheme of things but I'm new to this and trying to do everything I can to make life easier.I appreciate the RA community coming to my aid. Best wishes to all. View Thread
I was dx a few months ago with my symptoms and signs in my hands & feet but had no damage seen on xray since it was so early in the disease.The prednisone trial relieved all symptoms and signs of the RA.I am presently on low dose prednisone and plaquenil and have no symptoms. At my last visit my rheumy said at the next visit next month she was going to add Methotrexate to the plaquenil.I am concerned that she already knows what she wants to do without knowing what the next month will bring and also because I'm not sure I want to start that drug. If I am symptom-free do I need to add that at this time? BTW-I am seronegative.View Thread
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