Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lene  Andersen
  • Lene Andersen, Health Guide
    is the Community Leader for RAHealthCentral
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: August 28
  • Bio: Writer, Advocate, Photographer
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HEALTH INTERESTS:

Rheumatoid arthritis,  fibromyalgia

DRUGS I AM TAKING:

Humira

ABOUT ME:

Lene Andersen is a writer and photographer living in Toronto, Canada. She is the Community Leader for HealthCentral's RA Community.

Lene - pronounced Lena - was born and raised in Denmark. She has had rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and spent much of her childhood in and out of hospitals. 

After moving to Canada in the early 1980s, Lene spent the decade of big hair going to school a lot, eventually emerging with a Master's degree in social work and a desire to change the world. She has worked in the healthcare field, corrections and human rights and equal opportunity, where she specialized in disability and accessibility issues. Lene has also volunteered with The Arthritis Society and served on the boards of directors of disability and legal advocacy groups, as well as tenant and community councils.

After a serious flare in 2004, Lene started Enbrel and believes it gave her a second chance at life. When faced with the question of what to do for the rest of that life, Lene chose to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. She has written for The Desert Woman, received runner-up in a memoir contest by the Canadian magazine Homemakers and was awarded the 2007 Larry Turner Award for Non-Fiction. 

Lene is the author of Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain. She is also the author of the award-winning blog The Seated View.

You can follow Lene on Twitter @TheSeatedView and join her on Facebook.

 

 

PHOTOS:

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Interested In in Heart Disease

Interested in Breast Cancer

Interested in Bipolar

Interested in Depression

Interested in Alzheimer's

Living With It in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Interested in Migraine

Interested in Acid Reflux

Interested in Cholesterol

Living With It in Chronic Pain

Interested in Osteoarthritis

Interested in Skin Care

Interested in Schizophrenia

Interested in Osteoporosis

Interested in Allergy

Interested in Anxiety

Interested in ADHD

Interested in Multiple Sclerosis

Interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Interested in Sexual Health

Interested In in Obesity

Interested in Autism

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