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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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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

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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

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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

Leslie Rott

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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)|
Leslie Rott

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Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Books To Help You Learn About Lupus

For me, knowledge is power.  When I first got sick, I started reading as much as I could about lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. 

 

Lupus is a very confusing and unpredictable disease, and since I was totally caught off guard by the diagnosis, I decided to arm myself with knowledge so that I could better understand my... Read moreChevron

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

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