Crochet and RA
Those of who who have spent some time digging around on my blog know that while I don't like to mix my crochet life and personal life too much, there are a few topics I do dedicate some blogging time to. One of them is arthritis.
I was diagnosed in 2007 with rheumatiod arthritis (RA). Unlike a lot of the other varieties of arthritis out there, RA can affect anyone, at any age, regardless of physical conditioning. RA is an autoimmune disease -- in other words, the cells that are supposed to protect me from getting sick (or give me an immunity) are tricked into attacking my own healthy cells -- namely, the tissue around my joints. The end result is inflammation, tissue damage, pain, swelling... you get the idea.
OK, OK... get to the point. Next weekend, I'm participating in the fall walk hosted by the Cleveland Chapter of The Arthritis Foundation -- and I'm asking for your support. I'm not necessarily asking for money (although, I welcome any and all donations toward this cause). What I'm asking you for is awareness.
Google Rheumatoid Arthritis. Learn one new fact about it. If you know someone who suffers from RA (or any arthritis for that matter), give them a helping hand or just let them know you care.
Thanks for letting me go off topic a little this morning on this issue that is so important to me. And don't forget, there is still time to crochet along with me in the Pumpkin Patch Crochet-Along. Get all your details here!
this link to go to my donations page. Thank you!