Cathy KramerPatient Advocate
Cathy Kramer has been married longer than not and is a mom to two young adults plus an aging border collie. She splits her days/nights between two community colleges as an ESL/ABE instructor. She is a strong believer in gratitude and attempts to leave a smile everywhere she goes. Cathy shares her positive voice as an advocate in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic illness, and self-care communities. Her ongoing journey with RA can be found on her blog The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo. She often hangs out @cateepoo88 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Cathy is also a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral Facebook page: facebook.com/RAHealthCentral.
Latest by Cathy Kramer
Even if your family lives far away, these are some of the ways they can still offer support for your chronic illness.
The things that family, friends, and coworkers can say that are hurtful, and leave us wondering how they don’t understand.
Our RA may not be going anywhere soon, but it doesn't have toown us. Here are some practical ways to keep your RA in check so it doesn’t control your life.
These hair and makeup tricks can help reduce your risk of a rheumatoid-arthritis flare.
A day of decluttering can lead to pain and fatigue if you have RA. Use these tips to make household duties less likely to end in a flare.
These five habits can help you live the life you want after diagnosis
Having a positive body image with RA is tricky when you don't feel great about the way your joints look and feel. But it is possible to love your body. You just need to embrace a different view of what you see in the mirror.
Do you feel sheepish about sharing your happy moments with your peers in the RA community? Our RA stories may be different, but we share one thing in common: We all need support.
You know you should exercise to help your RA, but how do you start a program without killing your joints? It’s possible. Here’s how.
Life with rheumatoid arthritis is all over the map. Try these tools and apps to track your symptoms, so you can report them to your doctor.