Sara Nash

Patient Expert

Sara wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Latest by Sara Nash

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On My Own With Rheumatoid Arthritis

After spending four years in New York City living with roommates, moving into my own place felt like sweet relief: I was finally independent- really, truly independent. I couldn’t wait to relish the simple joy of coming home after a long, crazy day t...

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When the Pain Isn't Caused by the Rheumatoid Arthritis

When I began my blog, one of the topics I wrote about often was dating- or rather my lack of dating. Overwhelmed by my diagnosis and the changes it had wrought on my life and body, I put a full stop to romance, but spent lots of time worrying and won...

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Summer and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Photosensitivity

Summer is finally here, and I for one couldn’t be happier about it. Bring on the hot days, the soaking thunderstorms that strike out of nowhere, and even the humidity; after a long, cold, snowy winter, both my spirit and my joints are ready to shed s...

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Out in the Cold with RA

Last month, I wrote about taking a sick day when your RA flares. Fortunately, I haven’t had to take too many of those lately, but I have managed to use up a few of my sick days recently due to something all of us experience, especially this time of y...

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What, Because Having RA isn't Enough?

Excerpted from The Single Gal’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis (June 2009) Over the last three years, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a range of different medical tests and procedures, including X-rays, MRI’s, bone density scans, echocardiograms...

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If It Isn't One Thing, It's Another

A few weeks ago, I boarded a plane and headed out to sunny California for a wine tasting mini-break in Napa to celebrate a good friend’s forthcoming wedding. I’d been working some long hours and was happy for the opportunity to get away for a few day...

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RA Awareness and Disclosure

See the accompanying comic Since my diagnosis two and a half years ago, the topic of telling has been a pretty consistent one in my life, and therefore, in my writing. Most of the time, the decision of who to tell and how has felt like an extremely p...

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Blame it on RA

Sara finds her RA has put her in another embarrassing situation - one she never would have guessed! Illustrated by Jane Samborski. Read the full text of Blame it on RA and leave a comment! See All of Sara’s Baltimore Comics Visit the Single Gal’s Gui...

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Spring Fever

Read the accompanying comic I am a warm-weather girl. I was born and raised at the beach, and in the sun is where I prefer to be (wearing sunscreen and a hat, of course). I was also raised in the South where the inevitable humid days can be swelterin...

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The Spa Treatment of Rheumatology Appointments

See the accompanying comic One of the most difficult parts of saying good-bye to New York City was saying good-bye to my doctors. Though I hadn’t been seeing them for all that long (two years isn’t a lot in the life of a chronic patient), these were ...