Your Stories

This Arthritis Society’s Your Stories blog features stories of those living with arthritis, those pursuing breakthrough research for a cure, and other Canadians touched by a disease. It takes courage and effort to live with chronic pain – see how others have learned to live well with arthritis. If you are interested in posting your own story, please email us at

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“Rheumatoid Rebecca”

A first-person perspective from an aspiring lab technician…

Posted: 25-04-2016

Giving thanks during National Volunteer Week...

We are in the midst of National Volunteer Week, which is taking place across the country from April 10 - 16, 2016.  This week is important as it gives us the opportunity to share with all of our amazing volunteers, how much we appreciate you, and that you are truly making a difference in the lives of people living with arthritis.  We couldn't do this without you!

Posted: 12-04-2016 British Columbia Volunteer Volunteering

From Diagnosis to Doctor – one patient’s journey

Choosing your post-secondary field of study is both exciting and stressful: after all, the decision can shape and inform every aspect of your professional career, and in many respects your life, from that point forward. All the more so when you’re a medical student choosing a specialty.

Posted: 05-04-2016