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Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis

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She begins, in the morning, by casing her joints: Can her ankles take the stairs? Will her fingers open a jar? Peel an orange? But it was not always this way for Mary Felstiner, who went to bed one night an active professional and healthy young mother, and woke the next morning literally out of joint. With wrists and elbows no longer working right, she’d discovered one of ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by University of Nebraska Press
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Read 2x. Once BEFORE I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, & once AFTER I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. A personal memoir, interspersed with historic context, family life, disability rights, current events, poetry, & healing.
Kdashti78
Out of joint by Mary Felstines
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Shame leaves me formless and unarmed, feeling in my bones that I'll be left behind
ما قد يكون أسوء شعور يصاب به المريض.. إنه الخجل من نفسه ..
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سيرة ذاتية لمصابة بالتهاب المفاصل الرثياني(الروماتويد) من فترة السيتينيات .من المثيرة معرفة مدى تطور اﻷدوية المعطاة للمصابين،بداية من دواء اﻹسبرين اﻷساسي بجانب مضادات الملاريا !! أضيف إليه لاحقا إبر الذهب حتى فترة السبعينيات و الميثوتريكسايت في أواخر الثمانينيات ثم استعمال الأدوية السترويدية في بداية التسعينيات ،و كبقية المص
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May 27, 2012 Nikki rated it liked it
My first impression of this book was that it was really disjointed. I'm not making a joke of the author's struggle with RA, but that was the only word to describe how the story came across. Although at first I wasn't a fan of the writing style, I think that the author found a way to convey to the reader how the RA affected her life, her mind, her mood through her writing. So maybe this book is more successful than I initially thought.

I too have RA and did gleam some helpful information/insight
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