Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Lene Andersen is the Community Leader for HealthCentral’s RA Community. Lene (pronounced Lena) is an award-winning writer, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. She’s written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View. Follow Lene on Twitter @TheSeatedView and on Facebook. Watch her story on HealthCentral.

The Heartbreak of Missing Out Because of Chronic Illness

[](http://www.healthcentral.com/common/bloghoster/data/uploads/common/0qUpW4K5sAhK2n5.jpg?1490300657)_Credit: Thinkstock_ There are many different ways of getting there, but the end result is never fun. Sometimes you did too much, sometimes the meds...
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Setting Boundaries in Health Care

We all have a sense of boundaries, but in a health care setting, different rules apply and it can be hard to know where to draw the line....
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Hair Loss in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes and How to Cope

[](http://www.healthcentral.com/common/bloghoster/data/uploads/common/tF7pX0Z4RMR1HyB.jpg?1489067359)_Credit: Thinkstock_ Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause pain and fatigue and you might come to accept that. But hair loss? Yes, unfortunately it’s t...
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Tell Researchers How You Talk About Pain With Your Partner

_Credit: Thinkstock_ One of the hardest things about living with chronic pain is talking to others about your pain. And this can be especially challenging in your relationship with your partner or spouse. A study currently seeking participants aims t...
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Am I Single Because I Have a Chronic Illness?

_Credit: Thinkstock_ When you’re single in what seems to be a sea of happy couples it’s all too easy to look at reasons for your singleness with an excessively critical eye. For those of us who live with chronic illness, it can feel obvious to blame...
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