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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Making Plans for the Future with RA

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”


That’s a line from a terrific song by a group called Timbuk 3. What’s not so terrific is that many people with RA feel that it doesn’t apply to them. How can you plan for... Read moreChevron


RA & Happiness: Finding Joy By Caring For Others

A middle-aged man sat slumped over in a wheel chair in the doctor's waiting room.  I noticed an old wooden cane nearby.  The man had huge, rough-looking hands.  One of his lower legs was bandaged in gauze.

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Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

When Pushing Yourself Is Productive

When you’re coping with RA, sometimes it’s hard to know what you can and cannot do. 


I think a lot of times, we err on the side of caution, and we become very limited. 


There’s a difference between pushing yourself to the breaking point, and pushing yourself in a good way, a... Read moreChevron

posted 12/14/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Tips for Surviving the Holidays with RA

The air is a redolent with the aromas of pine and gingerbread, there’s a Santa on every corner, and kids are counting down the days. For those of us who live with RA, the expectations and activity of the holidays also tend to bring a twitch by your left eye, increased exhaustion, and every day, the impending flare builds a little more.... Read moreChevron

posted 12/10/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

Surviving the Winter with RA

As temperatures continue to drop and snow begins to turn the ground white, winter brings extra aches and pain to people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). For many, the long hours of darkness may diminish one’s desire to be active. I know that the cold, dark, gray atmosphere often makes me want to crawl under a thick quilt and not... Read moreChevron

posted 12/09/2014, comments (0)|

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