Made With RA
The world isn't geared toward the chronically ill. We have to carve out our place. And after five decades of living with RA, columnist Lene Andersen has some things to say about that in her new column.
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Made With RA: Having RA Means You Are Resilient
When a flare gets you down, you have to get back up. Lene Andersen reminds you that you already know how to keep going.
Give Yourself Credit for Everything You Do With RA
A little self-love goes a long way in seeing your accomplishments for what they are: enough.
How Breaking the Rules Helps My RA
Going against conventional thinking (breakfast for dinner anyone?) is key in happier living with RA.
Medical PTSD Still Gives Me Nightmares
Lene Andersen survived a touch-and-go stint in the ICU, but the fear and anxiety she felt continued long after she returned home.
How to Love Yourself, RA and All
Lene Andersen used to view her RA-affected body as something to ignore or even dislike. Then she learned to embrace and even celebrate it.
How to Cope With RA’s Unpredictability
Be honest with others and have a back-up plan (or two or three) so life doesn’t completely fall apart when flares hit.
How I Came to Terms With Taking Meds for RA
Here’s how to handle the stigma of treating your RA with medicine in a culture obsessed with an “all-natural” approach to healing.
5 Platitudes That Don’t Help Me Live Better With RA
These phrases do more harm than good, so columnist Lene Andersen offers some more supportive-sounding alternatives.