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Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Making the Functional Beautiful: Cutlery for Arthritis Hands

Adapting to living with rheumatoid arthritis involves many challenges. One of these challenges is starting to use adaptive products. For many, it can be very difficult. This often has a lot to do with the way adaptive products look: institutional, medical, clunky. Ugly. But what if adaptive products were beautiful, as well as... Read moreChevron

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Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis Brain Fog

Yesterday I was putting away the fish I’d just brought at the market into the big white cold thing in the kitchen. As I went back to the hallway to get rid of my keys, I noticed something was off. I was still carrying the fish. I opened the big white cold thing again and found my keys inside.

 

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Finding Joy in the Magic of Spring

The stark landscape of winter has given way to the bright colors of Spring.  The grass is once again an inviting dark green.  The migrating birds are back.  They fill the air with sweet songs and add brilliant splashes of red, yellow, blue and purple to the world.  It is Spring.  It is time to examine our lives and... Read moreChevron

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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When Rheumatoid Arthritis is a Pain in the Neck

“Lene, you’re a neurological accident waiting to happen.”

 

My rheumatologist had ordered X-rays of my neck and the results showed that my rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had made the top joint unstable. This was how the doctor told me. They wrote an order for a CT scan to get more detail. Then I waited six... Read moreChevron

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My journey to Mayor with Rheumatoid Arthritis

It's true in my case that without Rheumatoid Arthritis I wouldn’t be about to become Mayor. I started to get RA symptoms in 2005. I was 39. We had recently moved to a new house, my disabled daughter had just undergone her second major surgery, my other 2 children were both in secondary school with one of them quite depressed because of... Read moreChevron

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