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.
We all benefit when we lift each other up and avoid comparing our own RA experiences with someone else's.
Truly coming to terms with a chronic diagnosis like rheumatoid arthritis isn't something that happens only once. It's something you'll do over and over again.
Setting three tiny personal goals each month—instead of one huge one for the entire year—allows room for setbacks and restarts that keep you moving forward.
Smiling through the pain might make small talk with others easier, but no one’s giving out Oscars for denying your truth.
After an RA diagnosis, you may have to tweak your life expectations, but you don’t have to lower them. You’re capable of much more than you know.
An RA diagnosis doesn't place you in the role of the "patient" in your romantic relationships. It's time for us—and the rest of the world—to start believing that.