Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Danell 2006 USA

“It started four and a half years ago. I was working at my cubical. My fingers were stiff, and when I looked down they were swollen. They looked like little sausages. I left work and”

Scleroderma

Linda 2006 USA

“I have had Systemic Scleroerma for 2 1/2 years. Iam told the disease progresses for 5 years. Here is my story: I turned 58 on 8-26-06. I went to the beach carrying my own backpack”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Linda 2006 USA

“Im 55 years old and work full-time as an employee benefits analyst. I was diagnosed with RA at age 40, suffered for 5 years without much relief from the meds I tried. As I was”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kim 2006 NZ

“I have not been in to this discussion board for a long time now. I have not been 'avoiding' it - there just has not been the need. And it is all thanks to the”

Scleroderma

Norma 2006 USA

“I wanted to post my story to date to give all of you who have been struggling with this disease (scleroderma)tremendous HOPE: Two years ago, at age 46, I rapidly went from an extremely physically”

Scleroderma

Laurie 2006 CA

“My Story is dedicated to the memory of Jane Lee the lady who told me about "some website called road back or something like that." Fifteen years ago I had Raynauds syndrome and my esophagus”

Scleroderma

Stephanie 2006 USA

“In the fall of 1997, I had never heard of scleroderma. I was very familiar with RA [rheumatoid arthritis] as my paternal grandmother had it for over 70 years. So, when my hands started going”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Judy 2005 USA

“I was diagnoised with RA in may of 2003. I stumbled acrossed this web site while reading up on information about the disease. My RF was 668 at that time. I saw the doctor in”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Karla 2005 USA

“Thanks to AP, most of the time I actually forget I have RA. Below are journal entries from my journey with AP. Now that Ive done so well, I no longer track my progress, but”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diana 2005

“I had RA for 15 yrs. & on the AP for 13yrs now & happy to say in complete remission. 13yrs ago was very desparte & sick- ruemy had me on Plaquenel, prednisone, nsaids- then”