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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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Living With

A Very Personal Take on RA

The world isn't geared toward the chronically ill. Instead, we have to carve out our place. And after five decades of living with RA, our new columnist Lene Andersen has some things to say about that.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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How I Deal With RA Brain Fog

In medspeak, brain fog is called cognitive impairment, and it can be way more disruptive than you realize.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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What Disability Pride Means to Me

Our writer weighs in on Disability Pride Month and shares one of the easiest ways everyone can learn to be a stronger ally.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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My Body Can Beat Your Weather Radar

Science may not support a strong connection between weather and symptom flares, but ask anyone with chronic pain: It’s a thing.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Get Motivated to Do Just About Anything (With RA or Not)

The pandemic rages on, and life is still far from normal. If you're struggling to rev back up, this advice will help.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Living Well With Chronic Illness Is a Full-Time Job

Lene Andersen breaks down the hidden work of living with rheumatoid arthritis, including hours spent on the phone with insurance companies and time spent poring over the latest research about her disease.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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You Can Run a Small Business With RA

It's not easy (what biz is?!), but the reward is building a career that works around your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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How Someone Who Can't Have Children Feels About Mother's Day

It hurts, but it helps to hold fast to the children in my life who love me like another mom.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Dear Loved Ones: This Is What RA Feels Like

Rheumatoid arthritis is more than painful joints. Here’s how it can change your life and why support is so necessary.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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My Name is Lene, and I'm at High Risk for COVID-19

My rheumatoid arthritis puts me in danger of developing serious complications from COVID-19. It’s a really scary place to be.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Let's Commit to More Kindness in the RA Community

We all benefit when we lift each other up and avoid comparing our own RA experiences with someone else's.

By Lene Andersen, MSW