In health communities such as RA, you often hear people speaking about advocating for yourself. Patients may not reduce pain levels through self-advocacy, but it is nonetheless important to stand up for your rights, freedoms, interests, and passions. Make sure that you advocate for yourself in the workplace, the doctor's office, with friends, or in your marriage.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a misunderstood disease. Most people think RA involves only the joints, particularly those of the hands, fingers and feet. Some associate it with Osteoarthritis (OA), the common, degenerative condition that will affect most people at some point in their lives. Others perceive it to be similar to OA, just a more…