Latest by Leslie Rott

What Living with Two Chronic Conditions Has Taught Me

Lupus and RA have taught me about myself and they’ve also taught me about other people. They’ve taught me what I need and don’t need in my life, and about what is truly important.

When Chronic Illness Causes Relationship Breakups

What’s the best way to navigate a relationship when you have a chronic illness? Here are some tips to help you through this tricky process.

Activity Trackers Useful for Chronic Illness, Too

In addition to activity levels, fitness trackers may help you keep track of flares and fatigue.

How RA Fatigue Impacts Life

The fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not the normal feeling of being tired. Fatigue from RA is mind-numbing. Leslie Rott talks about the struggle with fatigue from her RA.

Living with Both Lupus and RA

If you have both conditions, see what you should know about treatment.

Living in the Big City with RA

It’s hard to be in the city that never sleeps when all you want to do is crawl into bed.

Finding Your Tribe

It’s important to realize that when you’re reaching out, people with different chronic Illnesses are dealing with the same issues.

Working with a Rheumatologist

Building a good relationship with your doctor takes time, energy and commitment. But it needs to be reciprocal.

Coping with Pain, Grief and RA

What happens when life throws you for a loop? Consider some advice on how to handle tragedy while also taking care of your chronic illness.

Going Back to School When You Have RA

Returning to school can be particularly stressful when you have RA. Here are ways to make sure you’re properly accommodated.