Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Giving Yourself A Break Is Part Of Self-Care

When I was younger, my mom would occasionally offer me “mental health days.”  These were days where I could skip school and relax.    Believe me, this didn’t happen often, and when it did, I usually didn’t take my mom up on her offer.  I was a total school nerd and felt it was more stressful to miss... Read moreChevron
posted 04/23/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

How To Keep Moving With RA, Even When You Don’t Want To

Because of defending my dissertation, moving to New York, and starting an intense academic program, one thing that got put totally on the back burner was exercise and staying active.   In Michigan, I was working out three times a week.  When I moved to New York, I worked out the same amount I would have in a month in Michigan, in four... Read moreChevron
posted 04/21/2014, comments (0)|

Robin, Community Member


RA and Lupus

I was diagnosed with RA about 10 years ago,was pretty low key until about 5 years ago, got pretty bad, one year ago, was diagnosed with Lupus on top of RA! I am still working, fatigue is a regular, hands , feet and  and shoulders the worst and feet wake me up at night hurting. My doctor is not into pain meds. at all, but will I just end up... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, comments (0)|

Balancing The Benefits and Risks Of Steroid Injections

It may not seem as though winter is over, but Spring is officially here.  It has been a long, cold winter season.  I know we are all ready for some bright sunshine and yellow daffodils blowing in the breeze.   Spring often spurs us to action..  Out with the old, and in with the new.  There is something inside us that... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Tests – What Do They Mean?

RF. ESR. Anti-CCP. ANA. CPR. No, these aren’t codes used by secret agents to communicate their missions. They’re names of blood tests used in diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. When you’re new to this disease, they can seem as mysterious and impenetrable as a secret language. What do they measure? What do the numbers... Read moreChevron

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