Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Leslie Rott's Posts

RA Stigma Is Related to Myths

There are several myths regarding RA that help lead to the stigma surrounding the disease.    Myth: Arthritis is just aches and pains.  When people hear the word arthritis, they often think simply of aches and pains. Usually, they don’t think about other issues RA can cause. They don’t know the realities of the... Read moreChevron

Lupus And An Increased Risk Of Osteonecrosis

Sometimes, what you don’t know or understand can hurt you.    I think sometimes we like to remain blissfully unaware of what our illnesses and the medications we use to treat them bring with them.      For example, while I’ve always heard that using steroids for a prolonged period of time can cause bone health... Read moreChevron

Working Through the Bad Days

We’ve all had our fair share of bad days.    At some points in dealing with RA, we even have more bad days than good ones. I know that has certainly been the case for me for the majority of the time that I have been sick.    And when you do finally move to a point at which you are having more good days than bad, that can... Read moreChevron

Lupus Is As Lupus Does: Some Books To Help You Get Through It

While there are definite similarities between Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, most people have one or the other, not both like me.  May happens to be both Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis awareness month, so this post pays a nod to books about Lupus.    This is not to say that there aren’t great books about Rheumatoid Arthritis... Read moreChevron

Advocating for RA from Small to Big

I think it’s important to realize that any way of advocating for RA is good, no matter how big or small of an action it might be.   I’m going to start with smaller types of advocacy – and then move on to bigger types – because I think that sometimes we don’t think of these or even consider them advocacy at... Read moreChevron