Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Leslie Rott's Posts

Advocating for Your Health, and For Others


When I began my PhD program in sociology in Michigan in 2007, I never imagined that eight years later, I would have... Read moreChevron

Perks of a Steroid Shot

If there is such a thing as a small miracle, then I have experienced one.  Back in March, I had a cortisone shot in my hip for bursitis that is secondary to my arthritis.  I was really nervous about the whole thing, but I realized that my hip pain was really impacting my quality of life in a negative way and that I was in an... Read moreChevron

Can Massage Help With RA Pain?

Massages can reduce tension and stress for anyone, not just people with RA. But for people with RA, massage can also help to reduce pain. Massage is considered an alternative therapy.  Therefore, your insurance may not cover such services. This might not be as big of a deal if you only want to get a massage every once in a while, but could... Read moreChevron

How Do You Talk To Others About RA Pain?



Does that sound familiar?


That’s the trope I use when almost anyone who is not chronically ill asks me how I am doing. Mainly I say it because I know that they don’t really want to hear how I actually feel, and if they did, they would realize that I am in pain all the time, and expressing... Read moreChevron

A Good Doctor Is Hard To Find

Finding a doctor, let alone finding the right doctor, can be challenging.


It’s almost like dating. Sometimes you have to try out several doctors before you find “the one”.


It’s incredibly important that whoever this person is, they take your concerns seriously, and they both listen to and hear... Read moreChevron