Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Lene Andersen's Posts

The Month Ahead: RA and Pain Awareness

Does your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) give you chronic pain? How much does it affect your life, your work, and your relationships? Are you coping well? Do the people in your life understand what you’re going through?   September is Pain Awareness Month. It gives all of us who live with chronic pain the opportunity to show the rest of... Read moreChevron

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron

Juvenile Arthritis Then and Now

As this year’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month has now passed, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come since I was a child fighting the pain and sickness of this disease. Over 300,000 children in the US live with juvenile arthritis (JA). There are many forms of juvenile arthritis, and they affect different parts of... Read moreChevron

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack?

 Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. Can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.   This was me on a recent Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart attack, so I... Read moreChevron

Cast Your Vote in the #LiveBold Anti-Stigma Photo Contest

For the last four weeks, people with chronic or serious health conditions have been sharing their stories of accomplishments in the HealthCentral #LiveBold anti-stigma photo contest. Together, we are fighting misperceptions about life with a medical condition and doing so in a positive way.     And now is the time to vote for your... Read moreChevron