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.
In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, I would like to introduce you to Mischelle Jackson. Mischelle is living with RA, Diabetes, Ankylosising Spondylarthropathy, Psoriatic Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome. Mischelle is an RN. She has taught me a lot of things over the course of our friendship. Some of those things came from her medical…