Did you notice that holiday and Christmas decorations came early this year? It's not all that surprising, given that opportunities for joy have become even more important throughout this pandemic. My wife and I usually have enough restraint not to untangle the outdoor lights until after US Thanksgiving. Yet there we were, on the afternoon of Remembrance Day (US Veterans Day), joining a trend that hit the news before November was done - people getting their Christmas lights up early. So in the spirit of stringing things together, I hope you'll be encouraged and brightened by the following connections as I string some thoughts together!
Arthritis affects people of any age, it is very common and can be very painful. It can make ascending or descending stairs or opening and closing buttons seem at best a painful exercise, or at worst insurmountable challenges. But with a little luck and proactive early, sustained intervention combined with good diet, lifestyle, exercise and supplement choices, many arthritis sufferers can reduce their use of drugs and maintain or recover some quality of life and independence despite their prognosis, and yes, not dread stairs or buttons!