Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Pushing Your Boundaries with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pace yourself. Work within your limits. Be careful.

 

These are all terms that we are used to hearing. And they’re very sensible — pushing past your boundaries when you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can result in a flare. But we were wondering whether being careful also affects your sense of adventure? Does... Read moreChevron

posted 08/03/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Compliant, Complacent, or Condemned: Which Type of Patient Are You?

In the epatient activist world, there seem to be two schools of thought regarding patients:

  • A professional patient is created when someone is diagnosed with a life-changing disease, whether acute or chronic, that has the power to present enormous challenges and struggles. This patient may suddenly need to learn a... Read moreChevron
posted 08/03/2015, comments (0)|
Amy Gurowitz

Amy Gurowitz, Health Guide

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Writer, Educational Designer, Non-Profit Founder, Dx in 1988

Traveling Abroad with Multiple Sclerosis

Traveling Abroad with Multiple Sclerosis: A Trip* Over the Pond!

*not the sudden gravity kinda trip, the kind you buy tickets for!

 

In 2012 my husband, daughter and I did what had seemed like a pipe dream just a few months prior. We went to London, Paris and Berlin. This was unimaginable not only because our... Read moreChevron

posted 07/30/2015, comments (0)|
Michael Hoy, MS Caregiver

Michael Hoy, MS Caregiver, Health Guide

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Accepting and Asking For Help with Multiple Sclerosis

Asking anyone for help starts with accepting help. I wanted to be superman and take care of my wife myself. I thought that asking for help was giving up and that I was neglecting my duty of "for better or worse."

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posted 07/24/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Eye Health: Complications to Watch Out For

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes and vision?  Just as RA is an inflammatory disease which attacks bones and joints, it can also attack the eyes.  Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.  As patients living with complicated medical... Read moreChevron