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    hugh evan
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    • Sex: M
    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    last night flair up, only had 4 hours sleep. running out of pain meds, so im rationing them at half doses

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    hugh evan
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    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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    hugh evan
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    • Sex: M
    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
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    • Sex: M
    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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    • Sex: M
    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    hugh evan updated the condition Liver Impairment

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    hugh evan
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    • Sex: M
    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    hugh evan updated the condition Migraine

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    hugh evan
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    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    hugh evan updated the condition RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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    hugh evan
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    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    hugh evan updated the condition Diabetes Type 2

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    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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    hugh evan
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    • Sex: M
    • Age: 49
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 3 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Unreported
    • Physical: Unreported
    I am: b
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
    Hi,my name is Hugh Evan, but friends call me Ue! or Hugh E. widowed since 2006, with 2 kids that live away. my mother died from complications of RA and Diabetes @ 57, blood clot to heart from legs. I have deformities in right hand and wrist, as well as both knees. hips have just started to react, from trying to walk and live life, just as my mother had. excersize as best as possible with bicycle riding every other day, has less impact on knees. changed to healthy diet for diabetes in 2009. diagnosed with Liver problems, and suffer severe fatigue. prior to this i was in gymnastic shape........

     Nov. 2008 i was hit extremely hard with severe RA, diagnosed soon after. running though my body with severe reactions. every 20-36 hours changing throughout my body to every single joint in pairs, crippling me. for 6-8 months i was completly bed ridden unable to help myself, until i was properly diagnosed with RA. and medication following, Methotrexate 15 mg per wk, Prednisone 20 mg per day (100 first 3 months) and tramadol for pain (what a joke) but was soon on vicodin. tried a study with rituximab in 2010 without luck. looking into stem cell research! being there is no known cure this may be my only answer without surgery to walk normal again. im now walking with a roller walker, and cant stand for any periods without extreme pain. im limited to about 2 minutes walking time before pain hits with walker. I am fighting for SS. denied once in 2008-9 from lack of medical paperwork, and bad comunications with lawyers. I have been denied medicaid, reason stated cause SS denied me. with my condition it is impossible to help myself and am depleted of my life's savings, unable to work, and waiting patiently for SS. unfortunatly im not very smart about ways to go about the system and have been at its mercy. but please understand i am a very proud man who has supported my family for 20 years only to watch it crumble. i dont react well to pity and any charity, having pride stand in my way. since i have been humbled from this disease i now face, i have no other choice but accept help. i have read many stories online since and seen so many in similar situations, but never the same. i have faught hard to get back in shape in the past 2 years and now am much stronger, and would say im roughly about 40% of what i was. i wonder if anyone has heard of studies on RA.  im very interested in any stemcell researchers or studies. i am in south florida, Ft Lauderdale, but willing to relocate if needed to do this. Thank You for reading my story and hope there is an answer out there!