Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Telling Their Story: Women In Pain Survey

Eighty percent of women with chronic pain believe they have been discriminated against in the healthcare system. Eighty-four percent feel that doctors treat them differently because they’re women. Sixty-five percent feel that them being a woman caused doctors take their pain less seriously.


These are the results of... Read moreChevron

posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|

christihowell, Community Member


So tired....

I have been on Methotrexate for 8 months. I see my doctor next week and I am going to ask if I can go off of the medication. I still feel sick the day of and the day after I take the meds. I fight these awful waves of fatigue all the time.  I am better, but not great. So tired......

posted 11/20/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

How I Stay Positive with RA: The Habit of Happiness

“Stop being such a Pollyanna!”


These words came from a good friend after I yet again had reframed something less than ideal into a positive learning experience. Apparently, my habit of trying to spin straw into gold had been wearing thin.


Calling it a habit isn’t just a turn of... Read moreChevron

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

Two Favorite Side Dishes for Holiday Entertaining: Green Bean Casserole and Roasted Butternut Squash

Green Bean Casserole


One of the recipes which our family always enjoyed at the holidays when I was growing up was the traditional mushroom soup/green bean casserole. But one year more recently I wanted to find a healthier, more grownup version of a green bean side dish to serve at Thanksgiving. The... Read moreChevron

posted 11/14/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Giving Back As A Way Of Moving Forward

Not that long after I got sick, I decided to start volunteering at the hospital where I was a patient. 


I worked at the front desk of the cardiovascular center ICU.  I did not have direct contact with patients, but I did with the families and the medical staff.    


I only... Read moreChevron

posted 11/09/2014, comments (0)|

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