Sunday, January 17, 2010

Charting RA Progress

One of the best things I have done for myself lately is to start charting my daily rheumatoid arthritis progress. This includes documenting any offending foods, extra stress, dreams, daily inflammation, remedies, etc. I like that it not only gives me a chance to reflect on myself each day and all that is happening around me, but that it gives me something to refer back to when I am not feeling so well, like today.


  1. This is a really good idea, Cathy. Have you tried the symptom-tracking website WarmSocks suggested last week? It's called ReliefInSite,

    I really like it. They'll even email you to remind you to chart your symptoms, if you want them to. I do, since I tend to be a wee bit absentminded ... heheheh...

    Anyway. Best to you and yours!

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon!

    This past April I started charting my progress as well...not for a long time, but just for a month or so. Having this month to look back on, both now and then, has really helped me quite a bit. (Back then, it forced me to accept how bad my pain was. Now, it shows me how strong I have been during moments like those.)

  3. Great idea!! It kind of reminds me of how Grandpa did his garden journals....documenting the the brand of seeds he used, the fertilizers, weather conditions, etc......