Friday, September 04, 2015

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Surviving the Demands of Caregiving

Tomorrow is a pivotal day.  My mom* will be released from the hospital.  Either she will go to a rehabilitation facility for three weeks, or she will come home. Neither my father nor my mother want her to go anywhere but home.  I am hoping and praying that the doctors stick to their original assessment.  They believe she... Read moreChevron

posted 08/31/2015, comments (0)|
Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Health Guide

Marianna has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. RA has taught her to be flexible, even when her joints were not.

Move Through Anger and Resentment When You Have RA

You want to do what you want to do, go where you want to go, but your body may have other ideas when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It may be a case of the mind being willing, but the flesh is not. Undoubtedly, this can be a great source of frustration, resentment and anger. It can also lead to unnecessary suffering and... Read moreChevron

posted 08/28/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Being True to Yourself with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Photo credit: Sofia Kinachtchouk


Being true to yourself means to be yourself. To know who you are and act accordingly. That’s hard to do for... Read moreChevron

Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Going Back To School With RA

This is the first time in 25 years, and the first time since I’ve been sick that I will not be going back to school in September.  Elementary, middle, and high school, and two master’s degrees and a PhD later, I think I’ve paid my dues to the Education Gods. 


But as someone who knows what... Read moreChevron

posted 08/20/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Steroids and the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis


Like many other people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), steroids have played a role in my treatment regimen. When I was 12 years old, I had a bad flare that affected my lungs and heart. IV steroids saved my... Read moreChevron

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