r/todayilearned May 24 '22 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 LOVE! 1

TIL Candido Jacuzzi invented the Jacuzzi to help his son's Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. His son contracted arthritis after strep throat, which caused continuous joint pain. He created the J-300 portable water pump for a bath at their house since the boy benefited from hydrotherapy.

https://multiculturalmuseums.org/english-blog-version-teachers/candido-enzo-jacuzzi
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u/peanut_peanutbutter May 25 '22

He also made wine. If you ever see Jacuzzi wine, it’s the same family.

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u/EnnuiSprinkles May 25 '22

I thought you were bullshitting. Well I’ll be damned… jacuzzi family vineyard

https://www.jacuzziwines.com/

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u/YouToot May 25 '22

"I got you a Jacuzzi for your birthday!"

... for $26.

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u/5edu5o May 25 '22

Honestly, if someone bought me a 26$ wine for my birthday, I'd be pretty happy.

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u/Hilbrohampton May 25 '22

The novelty of it being "Wine from the same family as the Jacuzzi" would be more than enough for me

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u/cKerensky May 25 '22

I stopped there as part of a wine tour. It was a very interesting vineyard.

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u/DeterminedThrowaway May 25 '22

I don't know much about wine, but that sounds fascinating. What was interesting about it?

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u/Firewolf420 May 25 '22

They grow all the wine in these odd frothy bathtubs!

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u/RedditsLittleSecret May 25 '22

I bet sitting in one of those tubs would do wonders for my arthritis.

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u/UnfinishedProjects May 25 '22

Was there a jacuzzi full of Jacuzzi?

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u/Tyrone_Asaurus May 25 '22

I’d be thrilled. I’m not buying that for myself!

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u/Stepheddit May 25 '22

The Cline vineyard mentioned Jacuzzi across the street is this family. Pretty neato.

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u/Speapw May 25 '22

Man, I'd never think the invention of the jacuzzi had some touching backstory to it. A father wanting to care for his son's comfort... man, that makes me teary for some reason.

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u/goog1e May 25 '22

Wow these people know how to live.

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u/shokolokobangoshey May 25 '22

They just need a cheese and blow operation and they'll never leave the house

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u/SeaGroomer May 25 '22

Ever heard of Jacuzzi coke? Same family.

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u/Ashensten May 25 '22

Jacuzzi escorts? Same family.

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u/danjs May 25 '22

Jacuzzi Uzis? Same family.

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u/SHEKDAT789 May 25 '22

Ahhh yes. The jacUZIs.

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u/Ed-Zero May 25 '22

Same family invented the Jacuzzi Watusi

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u/saliczar May 25 '22

Jacuzzi Charcuterie

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u/Mrsensi11x May 25 '22

Off topic but i once went to a wedding where the husband and his dad rana vineyard, winery combo. Theyre family came out from italy for the wedding, spoke little english but when i tell you they knew how to party! Man! Nicest, funnest people you could imagine, barely could understand eachoter, but the wine flowed and the cups stayed full and smiles all around. 10/10 would party with italian vineyard owners

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u/docgravel May 25 '22

It’s really good! They have the propellers and pumps on display.

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u/Nickolai1993 May 25 '22

They also made the jets for patrol boats that were used in Vietnam.

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u/NorCalAthlete May 25 '22

As I discovered watching The Grand Tour where Jeremy brings a PBR back to Vietnam lol.

https://youtu.be/XSmd7TSkE8Q

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u/LinkThe8th May 25 '22

Pfft. Who would prefer a PBR over a nice Jacuzzi wine?

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u/benchley May 25 '22

Deep-rooted Norcal family - there's a Jacuzzi street in El Cerrito, maybe sited where the pumps were made?

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u/Theatre_throw May 25 '22

They also had a house in Paradise Valley, AZ. Had a childhood friend who was neighbors to some Jacuzzis.

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u/geoduckSF May 25 '22

My nonna was close friends with one of the daughters of the jacuzzi brothers. They lived in the east bay delta area where there was a large Italian immigrant community. She was LOADED. When I was a kid she would buy hundreds of dollars in raffle tickets for my elementary school fundraisers. Super nice lady.

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u/ElSapio May 25 '22

Drove past it today in Sonoma, wondered where it came from. Lo and behold, TIL

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u/YoureInGoodHands May 25 '22

He had to pivot to something after Hotthius Tub cloned his first invention and undercut him, leaving him without a way to support his family.

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u/potatodiddler May 25 '22

The name makes me think it would be warm, cloudy, and have a bandaid in it

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u/wimpyroy May 25 '22

Is it good?

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22

I like to think so, but the family discount always makes it "easier to swallow" haha

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u/AnEngimaneer May 25 '22

You're a Jacuzzi lol?

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22

Candido is my great grandfather from my mother's side, so I don't hold the Jacuzzi name. Though my mother went back to her original maiden name of Jacuzzi.

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u/Raichterr May 25 '22

I guess Its way too bubbly.

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u/Hot_Dog_Cobbler May 24 '22 Gold

From helping his son to 80s coke fueled three ways.

The Jacuzzi has truly been an invention for all.

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u/oversized_hoodie May 25 '22

Jacuzzi also supplied the jets used on the PBR river boats of Vietnam War fame (the Apocalypse Now boats).

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u/lovesducks May 25 '22

Who could ever forget the Patrol Boat, Riverine river boats

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u/chhubbydumpling May 25 '22

Heineken river boats? Fuck that shit!

PABST BLUE RIBBON

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u/pumaturtle May 25 '22

BABY WANTS TO FUUUUUUUCK

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u/redmagistrate50 May 25 '22

Tell me you watch The Grand Tour without telling me you watch The Grand Tour.

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u/NorCalAthlete May 25 '22

CLAAAAAARKSOOOOON

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u/Lakonthegreat May 25 '22

HAMMOND YOU IDIOT

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u/Hyperi0us May 25 '22

hammond you sodding tic tac that was my lamborghini

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u/DanThePotatoSaladMan May 25 '22

Mmmm hammock try some kf this tasty exhorst fyoome

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u/wissmar May 25 '22

oh cock

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u/Jericcho May 25 '22

Hello

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u/Phooboos May 25 '22

How hard can it be?

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u/hoilst May 25 '22

I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE!!!!

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u/bantha121 May 25 '22

You infantile pillock

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u/SeaGroomer May 25 '22

Wow. That is some interesting trivia.

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u/Manos_Of_Fate May 25 '22

Don’t forget time travel!

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u/the_evil_comma May 25 '22

I read that as he was helping his son get to coke fuelled three ways

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u/Hot_Dog_Cobbler May 25 '22

Well that would take his mind off the arthritis...

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u/CinnamonJ May 25 '22

Father of the year!

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u/Ghost-Writer May 25 '22

Let's not forget its critical role as a time machine

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u/HIGHestKARATE May 25 '22

So, wait... you can get arthritis because of strep throat?!

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u/hutchmcnugget May 25 '22

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints, and is thought to be brought on by other infections, stress, etc. So yeah, strep may have caused the arthritis

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u/SkookumThigh May 25 '22

Cause really unknown. Suspected to be a mix of genetics, hormones, and environment (including the things you mentioned).

Wife has it. Cannot imagine how people managed before the drugs they’ve come up with (especially the biological). Jacuzzis are great and all but on bad days, she could barely use stairs or drive without a ton of pain killers until they got her on the biologics. Game changer.

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u/Cathousechicken May 25 '22

Just an interesting thing to note. Prior to Modern medication, people with already ended up in wheelchairs very often within 7 years of diagnosis. Modern medicine has made it very rare.

One of my former administrative assistants had rheumatoid arthritis (I have it too) and she had prior problems with kidney failure and had to have a kidney transplant. Because of that she had to take anti-rejection drugs but she could not take immune suppressants because that would interfere with her donated Organ.

He also could not do pain management because of issues associated with her anti-rejection drugs and her organ issues. She had a ton of visible joint damage to the point of deformity. It was really sad the level of pain that she was in because she couldn't take advantage of any of the modern medications due to her other health issues. You could see it in her day in and day out that she was beyond miserable.

I'm doing talk-to-text so please excuse any typos or weird capitalizations

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u/FallenAngel873 May 25 '22

Can confirm. I developed it after 3 false negatives on strep test. They have means of dealing with it now, but 13 was too young to find out how arthritis feels.

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u/Lady_Scruffington May 25 '22

I got diagnosed at two. Still dealing with it 42 years later. I don't know what happened beforehand. My mom took me to the doctor because I could walk but preferred to crawl everywhere.

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u/csonnich May 25 '22

My mom took me to the doctor because I could walk but preferred to crawl everywhere.

Damn. How's your mobility these days?

I'm just now starting to develop problems secondary to a lifetime of poor posture due to congenital joint/foot issues. It really sucks.

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u/Lady_Scruffington May 25 '22

I had to have a knee replacement at age 30 and ended up with a lot of scar tissue in that knee. I can only bend it about 90 degrees. I'll get it scraped though when I eventually have the other knee replaced. And yeah, I now have bursitis in one hip and my back hurts sometimes from walking weird. But overall, I get around fine. I think since this is all I've known and I exercise and do yoga a lot, it is much easier for me to adjust.

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u/SeaGroomer May 25 '22

Have you considered switching back to crawling?

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u/Zavrina May 25 '22

(I'm not them, but I have a similar story and body I mentioned in another comment.)

In my experience, crawling hurts so much more now as an adult than it used to! Your big heavy adult body's bones feel like they're settling all weird, like they're not used to it anymore.
That and the pressure on your knees and hands? Especially when your knees are specifically extra fucky, like theirs are and mine are? Fuckin' ouch.

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u/SeaGroomer May 25 '22

haha the pressure on the knees is real.

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u/Zavrina May 25 '22

Lol, seriously! It's nice that someone else gets it and I'm not alone, but I'm also so sorry you get it!

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u/Zavrina May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Someone who understands!! I would roll around on my side instead of crawl as a baby due to the pain, lol. When I got older, and was too tall to roll around, I'd sit on a skateboard with my feet on it and knees to my chest and propel myself around the house with my hands.

I'm so glad for you that your mom took notice of it and sought help! Unlike your mom, mine noticed that and other symptoms - including me complaining of constant joint pain - but just ignored it and didn't even attempt to get me any help whatsoever, so now I'm a useless disabled adult and am completely dependent on her.

So... joke's on her, I guess?

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u/bigchungus3358 May 25 '22

I feel your pain. Literally. I was 12, though.... yay for headstarts?

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u/Jon_Bloodspray May 25 '22

My wife has palindromic rheumatism that was brought on by an allergic reaction to iron pills. Bodies are fucking wild.

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u/welshnick May 25 '22

My two year old son got it after covid. Two months later and his ankle is still swollen.

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u/7FigureMarketer May 25 '22

As a father of a 7 year old with JIA, please take your son to a rheumatologist immediately for long-term treatment. It's not something that will just go away, and believe it or not, the inflammation can extend well beyond what you're seeing visually. We're talking ALL joints.

The course of action is typically a round of steroids (prednisolone) to bring down inflammation, which is short-term because it's not a long-term drug you want a child to be on, followed by a longer-term solution with Methotrexate (via weekly syringe)

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u/EsKiMo49 May 25 '22

Partner has RA and she moved from methotrexate and other medications to a biologique (etanercept), significant improvement.

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u/lonewolf2556 May 25 '22

As a registered nurse not even qualified to administer these drugs, y’all should know they’re heavy hitters. To dad of 2 y/o, take them in, please. It’s worth the visit, and if the doctor says they’re fine, be persistent

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u/EsKiMo49 May 25 '22

Completely agree these medications are immune suppressants and not to be taken lightly.

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u/squirt__reynolds May 25 '22

please take this very serious. i was misdiagnosed with RA for years and hence left untreated. i now suffer permanent joint damage and disfigurement of my wrists and fingers. after strict dietary changes and several different prescription combinations (combination therapy) i’ve gotten it under control. RA is a progressive disease and the damage that it causes is irreversible. my parents still can’t see the difference between osteoarthritis and RA and will likely never grasp the severity. i hope your son is able to get help that he needs. it is treatable. please take care.

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u/frozendingleberries May 25 '22

What are the dietary and lifestyle changes? My grandmother and mother both have RA.

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u/fuckucharlie May 25 '22

Please understand that the kind of dietary changes being discussed are just not safe for your 2 year old child. Your child is still growing. Dietary changes need to be done under the supervision of a pediatrician. I myself have rheumatoid arthritis. I've had it for a little over 10 years. I developed it at age 34. Mine is aggressive. I got treatment with a Rheumatologist and I don't have joint damage but I have extensive neurological damage from the inflammation. Even with treatment. Mine didn't focus on joints. It focused on nerves and my autonomic system. Please please take your son to a rheumatologist for care. As soon as possible.

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u/Topdogedon May 25 '22

My father cant eat nightshades now

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u/squirt__reynolds May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

i began with a bit of an elimination diet and gradually reintroduced different foods. it began low-carb, gluten-free vegan. after a while i started eating fish and eventually eating meat. at this point, i don’t eat dairy, gluten or frozendingleberries. it’s been nearly 5 years since my diagnosis and my diet coupled with regular (at least moderate) exercise have kept my RA at bay. i work with my hands, play guitar and am able to achieve most tasks trouble free. diagnosis and treatment are key.

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u/fox_ontherun May 25 '22

Frozendingleberries?

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u/hairymonkeyinmyanus May 25 '22

Can we talk about this some more? Why would anyone’s phone autocorrect to “frozendingleberries?”

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u/OptimusMatrix May 25 '22

What does it feel like. I'm a 40m who was diagnosed Celiac after 36 years of life. I got really sick with a cold then I lost 50 pounds and found out I had severe celiac disease. Also my hands cramp constantly. They feel like they're burning in my palms, pinky and ring fingers almost constantly. I was tested for carpal tunnel and that was negative and I've heard that RA is common in folks with Celiac disease as autoimmune diseases generally run in groups.

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u/Skylarm_2008 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

I think RA feels different depending on the joint it is affecting at the time. When i have it in my hands/wrist to me it feels like the tissues are trying to pull themselves off of my bones. But in my feet it can feel like they are just plain broken for some reason. In my shoulders they just get really stiff and I used to have to use one arm to lift the other one above my head because it just would hurt past a certain point to rotate on it's own but once I had it above my head it didnt hurt to bring down on it's own. Other places it can kind of feels like growing pains but most of the time no matter the joint it is usually inflamed and warm when you feel it. Sorry if I am kind of rambling. The main thing for me is usually it is just hard to move a joint passed certain points when inflamed. There are a few helpful subreddits on here of you would like to ask questions I think the main one is r/thritis and in the info they have other helpful subreddits. I will try to edit that if I am wrong. If you really think you have RA or a similar disease though I would get on asking doctors to help you figure it out though. My sister has been trying for the past year or 2 to get what she has figured out. They finally think she IBD or possibly chrones but might have RA or lupus with it. And just got her onto methotrexate a month ago after this long. I just don't want you to be in pain any longer than necessary. Once you get diagnosed they can go through the stages of getting you on a medicine that will hopefully help!

Edit: I forgot to mention a few years ago I got hit in the balls and I realized at that point, that is what it feels like in certain joints when I flare up. It might be weird to describe it that way though. Also being constantly tired. I used to try to go visit people after work and would unintentionally fall asleep while watching shows or just hanging out. I was only about 24 at at the time. Before, in high school, I had trouble buttoning my pants, opening bottles, or writing. If you can get slip on shoes if it gets to that point and maybe a super easy belt of some kind so you dont have worry about buttoning your pants. If you have trouble with zippers maybe try a safety pin or have someone tie a string or something bigger to them so you can better grip it to pull it up or down. Hope this helps

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u/Vossan11 May 25 '22

Imagine losing all of the strength in just one night. Like you go to bed feeling alright and wake up and tying your shoelaces requires too much strength. That's my RA and it sucks.

My hands bend and move. My wrists, not so much but still. And yet I have days were my hands just stop working. I was fine(ish) for years and was able to function, have a decent life. Now all of the sudden it's back and my strength just disappeared. And Rhuematologists are in short supply. 3 months wait to see a specialist.

There is a blood test they can do, there are RA factors in the blood and they can use that to diagnose you. If you are worried about it, I would ask for the test.

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u/ESCognition May 25 '22

Also note that seronegative RA is possible and very real - even if your bloodwork doesn't indicate it, it can still be there. One of the reasons my diagnosis took so long, and managed to progress as far as it has.

I'm 25 and blood looks perfect other than occasional slightly elevated inflammation markers, but I have some permanently deformed fingers, constant red, swollen joints and have been struggling to find enough energy to just make sure I eat and shower each day. Diagnosis was confirmed with combo of examination, scans, and successful trial of humira (although, after 2 years of that working, I'm now suddenly back to feeling as described above. Switching to Rinvoq after an upcoming surgery).

Long story short, if you suspect RA, but blood comes back normal - don't be too quick to rule it out and assume it isn't there.

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u/squirt__reynolds May 25 '22

i’m unfamiliar with the symptoms of celiac but what you've described very well could be RA. my fingers and wrists had become swollen and at times very sensitive to the touch. they became so enflamed and painful that i found myself unable to work. i would wake up in the night to run my hands under hot water for 15 minutes at a time just to get back to sleep. i also have a previously injured ankle that would regularly swell and become very painful. the doctor that eventually properly diagnosed me prescribed me a prednisone taper and to this day i’ve never felt better than i did with the initial treatment. steroids are a super drug but should not be taken continuously unless no other options are available. i’d suggested my theory of suffering with RA to at least 2 different doctors that swept me out the door. you’ll likely have to be a insisting with you’re care provider and request the bloodwork to confirm it. get tested.

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u/Pixiefoxcreature May 25 '22

I have RA since I was a child, I’m not 32 years old.

I have found that extreme calorie restriction helps reduce inflammation, but it’s obviously not something I can keep up long term. But when I get a flare, I’ll try to do a water fast and or at least remove all carbohydrates from my diet. Over the years I have noticed that it really helps.

The opposite is also true, I have noticed that if I eat candy, alcohol or a lot of bread or nightshade vegetables, a few hours later or the next day I’ll have increased pain/swelling/inflammation. I’m allergic to milk so I never eat any dairy, but that is another common culprit for people. Some people also react to meat, but personally I have found that my body functions well on an omnivore Mediterranean type diet, so high fat, lots of veggies and a bit of meat also.

Other lifestyle factors: I HAVE to make sure I get enough sleep every day. I absolutely notice an increase in inflammation and pain if I have not slept enough or if I have had some other stress. Also my body often feels weak and tired, and I have learnt to respect that and not push through, because the cost of doing so is harsh and it’s never worth it. Yes it sucks to sometimes miss out on things I’d like to do, but by taking care of myself consistently, I can reduce the amount of bed days I have and overall have a better quality of life.

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u/0biWanJabr0ni May 25 '22

What is the treatment for RA?

I was diagnosed with it last year but have had joint issues in my right hand fingers for a few years. No swelling though. It almost always goes away during the day as well.

The rheumatologist didn't seem to give much of a shit and acted like it wasn't something to worry about. He was a VA doc so sometimes it seems like they have way too many patients and don't really seem to care much.

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u/luna_bloom May 25 '22

You need a new rheumatologist, it is essential to treat RA with medication unless you’re in a proper remission. Without medication you’re at risk of irreversible damage to your joints and organs such as heart, lungs and eyes. Even without obvious symptoms like swelling and pain, the disease can be quietly active in the background causing damage.

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u/squirt__reynolds May 25 '22

the initial treatment was prednisone to bring down the severe swelling. it worked like a dream but it’s not the kind of thing you should stay on unless other options fail. this was followed by a prescription of sulfasalazine and then hydroxichloriquine and then methotrexate. each worked for a while and then the symptoms slowly began to return. at that point, my doc and i decided that i’d try humira. humira is a biologic and comes in the form of injections. so 2x a month, my wife injects me in the belly. it’s worked for me for almost 3 years. i’ve since stopped taking all other drugs for it. in the US, it’s hard to find a doctor that either wants to give a shit or has time to give a shit. you’ve really got to insist. it sounds like yours is mild and manageable at the moment. i hope that it remains that way

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u/lonewolf2556 May 25 '22

See your kid’s primary care, get the referral for the rheumatologist. If their doc still doesn’t want to ask for the consult, be persistent. I’ve seen too many patients need follow up care that was never prescribed or followed through with. Saw them every couple of weeks for the same stuff.

Go it, get it checked out. Worst case scenario, it’s a big ‘ol nothingburger.

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u/Megaman_exe_ May 25 '22

That's terrible. I'm sorry you're all going through that. I know words are kinda hollow online, but I really hope everything gets better. Two is too young to be dealing with all that

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u/TheMinistersCat May 25 '22

I had chronic strep until I had my tonsils out as an adult, and 2 years later I was diagnosed with RA. I wonder if the strep had anything to do with it…

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u/savetgebees May 25 '22

People should never disregard strep and try to power through. And why when you call your doctor and mention strep they make room to see you.

There was a girl who got flesh eating bacteria from swimming in a river and cutting herself on a rope. The doctors suspect she had strep at the time and that is why it got so bad.

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u/webgambit May 25 '22

Also, RA can and will start attacking organs after it's made a mess of joints. I was told lungs and heart were the most common targets but that was about a decade ago so I'm not sure what the current state of things is.

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u/veronica05250 May 25 '22

Autoimmune diseases/symptoms can appear following trauma. Whether from viruses like strep or covid, after car accidents, pregnancy.

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u/Cathousechicken May 25 '22

Mine was caused by my pregnancy.

I ended up having pre-eclampsia with HELLP syndrome and hydronephrosis. My liver and kidneys stopped working.

There is a relationship between those who develop HELLP syndrome and autoimmune diseases. Interestingly enough, most women who get help syndrome and up with lupus but I ended up with rheumatoid arthritis.

I had my first major flare when my Twins were 16 months old.

So many people do not understand how taxing pregnancy can be on people's bodies to the point of triggering autoimmune diseases. I had a very wanted pregnancy but there is no way in hell I could imagine going through that with an unwanted pregnancy and it's why I will always be a hundred percent pro-choice because my pregnancy permanently affected my health and screw anybody who wants to force that on to women.

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u/xXazorXx May 25 '22

My cousin got it at age 7 after having strep.

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u/All-Hail-Emperor-Son May 25 '22

You get MS from Epstein Barr Virus. The immune system just gets triggered sometimes and life is never the same.

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u/SpiralBreeze May 25 '22

Yep. A ton of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis get flares up after strep. Some people experience the disease for the first time after a bad sore throat. It sucks. I need a jacuzzi.

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u/End3rWi99in May 25 '22

This is me. Hello. Got it at 14 after strep and it was hell until biologic drugs popped up. Thank you Enbrel and Taltz for saving my life!

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u/sodium-overdose May 25 '22

I got psoriasis from strep - sitting in my hot tub cleared it up! Not sure if it was the bromine or what but it worked better than anything!

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u/touslesmatins May 25 '22

And I know I'm beating a dead horse but this is why I'm terrified of COVID, especially for my kids. Just because you don't die of a virus doesn't mean it's harmless. I've had patients in their 40s who needed open heart surgery for a valve replacement because of childhood rheumatic fever. Patients deaf from mumps. Patients with worsening diabetes after COVID.

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u/SeaGroomer May 25 '22

Anyone who is anti-vaccine is so deep in political propaganda they can't tell reality from fiction anymore.

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u/zinh May 25 '22

Old coworker just went to the hospital and was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre. It's ironic because he was an antivaxxer who would not get the covid shot because he said the vaccine caused Guillain-Barre and myocarditis. By no means am I saying that he had covid but ya know.

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u/squeakbot May 25 '22

You can also get OCD. The immune system starts attacking the brain. It has a cute acronym (PANDAS) but the disorder is not cute.

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u/Drone30389 May 25 '22

Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented the snowmobile after his son died of appendicitis when a blizzard prevented him from getting him to a hospital in time.

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u/starsfillmydreams May 25 '22

Double TIL. Thanks for sharing

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u/ClockWork1236 May 25 '22

They now also build, among other things, airliners and jet skis.

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u/nar0 May 25 '22

Well they did. They sold off their bus, train, snowmobile, jet ski and commercial airliner businesses to other companies, now they only make private jets.

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u/COCKFUKKA May 25 '22

Pornelius Hubert founded Pornhub.

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u/vanlikeno1 May 25 '22

Oh shit now I’m gonna have to have one more child because this name it too good to miss

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u/phatbrasil May 25 '22

I'm sure little Pornelius will have an illustrious career in politics, insurance or practicing law.

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u/tomatoaway May 25 '22

Waylon Subbard founded Subway.

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u/SmellGestapo May 25 '22

But you can't say his name on an airplane.

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u/RadosAvocados May 25 '22

Particularly ironic when there are airliners named after him.

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u/skiman13579 May 25 '22

And the happiest day of my life as an airline mechanic will be the day the last CRJ 200 flies into the desert.

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u/UjustMadeMeLol May 25 '22

I mean if you pronounce it correctly no one is going to be upset, it's just the way most Americans say it is way wrong and it sounds like bom-ba-deer which isn't ideal to say on a plane I'll agree.

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u/throwawaygreenpaq May 25 '22

Made me tear up.

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

That's my Great Grandfather! Cool to see this on the front page of reddit. I actually got my middle name from my Uncle who it was made for. He wasn't supposed to live past being a teenager, though with the help of the Jacuzzi, he lived a long life just recently passing away.

Candido was an avid inventor, the Jacuzzi just being his mostly widely known one that had the largest impact. Though it wasn't for medicinal purposes it was a success.

The Jacuzzi got marketed on tv and in magazines with famous people using it as a luxury bath option. It blew up for people to want to own one for themselves. My mom has an original jacuzzi jet, though I'm not brave enough to plug it in and toss it in the bath with me.

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u/Dinklemeier May 25 '22

So small world...i grew up a block from your uncle in paradise valley arizona. He was older then (im almost 50) as this was early to mid 1980's. I knew his dad made the jacuzzi for him after taking him to some commercial water baths and realizing he could build one himself. I met him a couple times amd assumed he had passed by now as he was fairly old (to a little kid anyway) at the time.

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22

Visited that house many times! The wheelchair and the disease didn't do him any justice in looking young. He lived to 75, passing away in 2017

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u/Dinklemeier May 25 '22

Wow small world. I think he lived on Onyx or turquoise ave and 49th pl, looking at a map right now. Probably onyx but it's been like 38 or 40 years. I remember his wheelchair and my friend (his neighbor) introducing us and telling me about his dad.

Wait a sec...he was 75 in 2017...so maybe 40ish when i knew him?! Wow i thought he was like 70. Poor dude.

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u/buhzainer May 25 '22

Fun story, they used to make airplane propellers way back in the day. My wife’s grandfather had one in his antique shop which we ended up purchasing from him (maybe 10 years ago).

I was on some random thread and mentioned the propeller. I got a PM from a great grandson (not above person) inquiring about potentially purchasing it. Mentioned a lot of people in his family have them and that they are tough to find. Dude was super cool about it and not pushy when I told him I wasn’t in the market to sell.

TLDR: I’ve seen two two jacuzzi descendants on Reddit.

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u/NorCalAthlete May 25 '22

Dude…I’m scrolling through this thread and like 4 comments down is this one with that same scenario happening with OP

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22

Ha! I wonder if it was my brother, my mom has been looking hard for specifically the "toothpick" propeller he invented. She doesn't own any but she is in the aviation business and enjoys the connection she might receive from it. Definitely rare but we keep our eyes out, recently found original Jacuzzi jets that still work online. I'm sure the aviation business would have played a much more significant role in the family business if it hadn't been halted after a son died in a test flight of a plane.

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u/buhzainer May 25 '22

It’s got to be your brother as he mentioned his mom as well. I’ll try to get a couple pictures of it posted.

Crazy small world!!

They are such unique pieces and it’s always a great conversation starter. Unfortunately for you, I already promised your brother first dibs if I ever do look to sell it. LOL

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u/disinterested_a-hole May 25 '22

I had two as a kid. They were awesome.

Your G Grand was an OK dude.

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u/Chasterbeef May 25 '22

Didn’t the jacuzzi family have a branch move to arkansas when they opened up a few branches? One of them was in Lonoke, and I met a Mrs Jacuzzi….. she was a very interesting lady. Always asked me to see if her alarm clocks were bugged, sort of thing

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u/webgambit May 25 '22

I seem to recall a factory or something on I-30 just north of Bryant, right?

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u/aprilfades May 25 '22

Is the pronunciation of “jacuzzi” the same as the family name? I figured the name would have the tradition Italian pronunciation of “zz,” which often comes out as a “tz” sound, like how “mozzarella” is pronounced “motzarella”

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u/ixixix May 25 '22

Italian pronunciation would also have the J sound like a Y. "ya-COOT-see".

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u/The_Apotheosis May 25 '22

Has your family benefited financially long-term from the invention?

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Sadly no, haha Better inventors than they were business men.

I get half off Jacuzzis and wine from the family vineyards so there's that.

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u/markher1 May 25 '22

Myself and my family own a ton of Mexicans restaurants and we get free food. Wanna get a domestic partnership going and share benefits? Maybe wine 50% off cost?

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u/Twingemios May 25 '22

Simple solution: get married

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u/findmelater69420 May 25 '22

Cool! I think I may know one of your cousins and uncle!

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u/Revanov May 24 '22

Lot of cool inventions are for or influenced by family. The dude that invented the vaping device was because his father die from cancer and he wanted to quit smoking.

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u/Brincotrolly May 25 '22

The man that invented the colander’s father died of eating too much wet angel hair and getting pneumonia.

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u/The_True_Black_Jesus May 25 '22

I really want that to be true just because of the wtf factor of it but there's no way it is

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u/AvalancheMaster May 25 '22

Até what???

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u/propolizer May 25 '22

Really! Vaping is a true gift.

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u/Firewolf420 May 25 '22

The man who invented Nacho Cheese Vape Juice Flavouring did so because it was his father's last wish on his deathbed

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u/velvetretard May 25 '22

I can't tell if this is a joke or not, but I love it equally both ways.

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u/HussyDude14 May 25 '22

Man, I'd never think the invention of the jacuzzi had some touching backstory to it. A father wanting to care for his son's comfort... man, that makes me teary for some reason.

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u/PineappleWolf_87 May 25 '22

cry’s into red bull vodka I’m spilling all over my jacuzzi

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u/airhornsman May 25 '22

My great-great-grandfather invented the hydroheater for hydrotherapy in asylums. Similar concept, hot water for therapeutic treatments, but his invention was for rapid heating of baths.

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u/Swiggy1957 May 25 '22

The son, Kenneth Jacuzzi, was very instrumental in getting the Americans with Disabilities Act passed. While he worked in the family business as much as his disability allowed him, he understood that not everyone was lucky enough to have a family supporting them. He spent as much time advocating for the disabled.

Some may scoff at it, but the odds are that if you live past 70, you'll appreciate his work. Kenneth passed on back in 2017 at the age of 75. He was an inspiration to the world.

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u/Abstract_Burns May 24 '22

Huh, that's really neat! TIL, too...

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u/katsudon-jpz May 25 '22

Huh imagine that, my ex caught candida yeast infection from his invention

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u/avioneta May 25 '22

I have a 1921 wooden propeller manufactured by Jacuzzi for a large Boeing bomber prototype. These folks were wicked smart.

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Holy shit no way! If you are ever willing to part with that my mom would love to buy it from you. Candido is her grandfather and she has been looking for a long time online to buy one for a family heirloom to keep in the family.

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u/avioneta May 25 '22

Wow. I’ll keep that in mind Stranger Danger.

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22

Please do! I'm interested, how did you become in possession of it? I'm not even sure how many of his propellers still exist out there. Is the one you own nicknamed "Toothpick"?

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u/avioneta May 25 '22

A friend of mine had it gathering dust in the back of his hangar. He had bought a bunch of old propellers when a local prop shop went out of business in the 80s. I cleaned it up, and found the markings identifying it as part of a very rare and massive push prop bomber called the GA-1. I did varnish it and installed a mounting system on it - sacrilege I know. But I have it up on a huge wall with a spotlight on it. And it’s magic every time I see it.

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u/Stranger_Danger13 May 25 '22

I would love a picture! Glad to hear it survived the dust pile.

Honestly I didn't know he had a prototype for a Boeing bomber plane, I'll have to ask my mom if she is aware of this one.

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u/FloridaMulletMan May 25 '22

Please post a picture. sounds badass!

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u/matsu727 May 25 '22

Fun fact, this same family owns a self-titled vineyard in Northern California and their wines are pretty good. Unfortunately, there are no hot tubs on premises that are open to the public.

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u/Jeffrey_Vinocle May 25 '22

Imagine if they had a wine or grape juice hot tub, lol

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u/MostlySoFlo May 24 '22 edited May 24 '22

He also made a smaller model, where people kept bumping into each other, called a Ja’scusi.

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u/caanthedalek May 25 '22

It sold better than the model that kept accusing you of crimes, the J'Acussei.

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u/zwasi1 May 25 '22

Hey fun fact, I had the same thing happen to me! Got strep throat in the fifth grade tested false negative and it became a blood infection. Ended up with rheumatic fever. Not a good time.

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u/BeerNTacos May 25 '22

An adult who had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (and who now has rheumatoid arthritis) here. Joints so bad that sometimes people can hear them crack and pop when I move.

For decades, hot tubs have been a huge help. Heat and water alone does help, but rapidly circulating heated water works best.

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u/coggler_again May 25 '22

Hey me too! Started as JRA when I was young, developed into RA with secondary osteoarthritis. Had 4 joints replaced by the time I turned 30!

Jacuzzis are a godsend whenever I have access to one. This was so neat to learn today.

(PS r/thritis and it’s associated Discord are amazing)

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u/Salmon-nigiri May 25 '22

Ayoooo had it since 3, wasn’t diagnosed until I was a teen cuz they were “just growing pains” ofc. Too poor for Jacuzzis so cbd lotion and Advil are the only things keeping me going. My knees sound… fun.

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u/Boyancy_of-citrus May 25 '22

What the fuck. I had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and nobody invented shit for me. Just some visits to the Cleveland Clinic. This dude gets a Jacuzzi and I get Cleveland.

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u/chodeboi May 25 '22

And this last weekend I learned the hard way about pseudomonas folliculitis — keep that shit clean, folks.

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u/gademmet May 25 '22

TIL the jacuzzi was named after someone and not just "hey you know what we should call it"

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u/dawg_beard May 24 '22

Our jacuzzi is my RA's best friend.

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u/phirebird May 25 '22

His son is lucky his father's name wasn't Candido Mechanical Bull or something

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u/Adept_Lemon2481 May 25 '22

Imagine loving and caring about another person so much you take time to invent a device to ease their pain that's a great father right there.

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u/JonGilbonie May 25 '22

And it helped him get laid

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u/Ars3nal11 May 24 '22

Imagine the bullying he had to endure his whole life for having the same name as a jacuzzi

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u/DirtyDanTheManlyMan May 25 '22

You got it wrong, he was the coolest kid ever for being named after the number 2 place to have sexual encounters (after a fancy bed like a waterbed or a 70’s vibrating bed)

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u/bargainkangaroo May 25 '22

I imagine the son named Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Jacuzzi had it worse

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u/WanderlustCryptid May 25 '22

Bless him to the end of eternity.

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u/TheMatt561 May 25 '22

Necessity is the mother of invention

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u/thirsttrapsnchurches May 25 '22

Candido Jacuzzi sounds like a fake name from the 1970’s.

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u/centizen24 May 25 '22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZElXZnAoDA

The original pump in operation if anyone is curious

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u/MechanicalTurkish May 25 '22

When I was a kid, if we wanted jacuzzi we had to fart in the tub!

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u/HF7CLC49AK9RA94Y May 25 '22

Aka PSRA Post Streptococcal Reactive Arthritis
I’ve had it and it’s not fun. Thought my bones shattered in my joints because every time I moved I felt like I was cutting my muscles.

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u/chirczilla May 25 '22

Fun fact: it’s pronounced Yacuzzi in Italian cuz Italians call the letter “j” a “long i” (i lunga) and pronounce it like a “y”

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u/Tuggerfub May 25 '22

Another great example of the curb cut effect. Kind of like the touch screen you may be using to read this right now.

Accessibility raises the floor standard of living for all of us.