Australia has an increasing population of senior retirees who tour our country every year. Few of us have perfect health, most of us, learn all we can to manage chronic health conditions and try not to dwell on them, focusing instead on the positive aspects of the life they are able to achieve.
Today I am blogging about RA, or Rheumatoid arthritis, and providing some helpful links for those whose lives are affected, by this condition.
Those who regularly read this gone bush blog know that Reg returned home from our 2009 tour, ill with Whooping Cough that set of a rheumatic type condition. He has improved enormously though he is far from totally recovered and as with rheumatoid arthritis, he still has fluctuating days, sometimes he is better and sometimes he has a setback. Overall however he is improving and we have chosen to continue our touring lifestyle regardless of a continuing chronic and often painful condition. Life is still something to plan for and enjoy even when we are not 100% well. This is the philosophy of most gray nomads, we are not unique in acting this way.
Humour helps; I tell Reg I can always enlist other caravaners to help push him up the caravan steps if he cannot manage them. Positive mental attitude is another great tool, I bought Reg a pair of joggers, J. Might as well, think positive.
Great nutrition is necessary; to be the best we can be at any age.
Remain positive and hopeful if you or a loved one has Rheumatoid Arthritis RA. These web sites, below, help teach how to:-
Learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Learn how to deal with the pain. If these and other aspects of RA, interest you, then check out these links. rheumatoid arthritis information.