Sara Nash

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

Latest by Sara Nash

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Survival Strategies for Traveling with RA

We have finally reached the official start of summer, and I couldn’t be happier Summer for me means sunshine, sandals and best of all, vacation. Though I don’t have any crazy multi-week adventure trips planned for this summer, I do have plenty of tra...

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...

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...

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...

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...