Tips For You

This page began on May 17, 2008. It is a compilation of blog posts that have “tips for those living or living with a chronic disease (or two)” Please share any tips that you have for getting by in the comments section. We all need some extra tips to get by!

CHECK THESE LINKS OUT —> Blog Posts  that have loads of info:

1. Traveling with RA and Traveling Part 2 (includes traveling with meds)

2. Medical Definitions

3. Fantastic Reader Questions,

4. You’re Searching For..A Must Read

5.  Read about us…, Past Reader Comments

6. Top Ten List and also when I was diagnosed (Dx) with RA.

7. Visit ME AND MY PUMP I for the first part of a series on my pump.  Also: ME and MY PUMP II , PAIN PUMP PLEASE.  Plus: RESOURCE GUIDE 2009-Home Page.


  1. Tip #1: Getting Outta Meetings with Friends, Colleagues, or Others
  2. Tip #2: See this “You’re searching for List”. Loads of Info & Details I’ve learned along the way!
  3. Tip #3: Read the Chronological Page to read my blog on a time line from when I was first diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  4. Read the “About” Page to learn who the heck Jax and Sasha are.
  5. Tip #4: Foods to avoid if you have Interstitial Cystitis (Bottom of that page)  They might not work for everyone, but it’s a good place to start and at least try for 3 months minimum.  Less than that will not offer you ANY results.
  6. Tip #5: Wraps of cold and hot compresses do help, but they are annoying to prepare. I like L’Occitane’s calming lotion for legs which has a nice herbal formula with eucalyptus. Helps me sleep better.
  7. Tip #6: Icy Hot has these “sleeves” that i love when my arms or legs are in tons of pain. I found other products to be too strong or too weak, but this is a good balance.
  8. Tip #7: Give in to sleep. Just do it. Clear the calendar, get a babysitter, then sleep for 16 hours straight.
  9. Tip #8: Relationships. Patience is the best tip.  Freak out later – have patience first.  Read more about my ups and downs here.
  10. Tip #XX: Send in tips to live by if you have an auto-immune disease.Please consider giving a donation of $10 if you like this website.
    You can also use the categories pull-down menu on the right side of this web browser to read blogs on specific topics such as dealing with health insurance companies, quick assist cards for Enbrel, Etc. Don’t forget to scroll down to the Blogroll on the right of your web browser to see a list of other sites & the MedLinks page that’s got tons of great links to medical associations and orgs online.
    –Thanks, Sasha xoxo

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