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.
See the accompanying comic strip! I must have been crazy. I must have been full-blown, off my rocker, totally-possessed, post-diagnosis crazy. That’s the only way to explain why last year for the holidays, though I was in the midst of my RA at its worst, I thought it would be a good idea to host my very own Thanksgiving…