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Rheumatoid Arthritis

You're Doing RA Wrong: Dealing With Unsolicited Advice

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"Shhh" comic book text.
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The urge to share


Risk meter turned to high risk.
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The voice of doom


Pop art of woman whispering in her friend's ear.
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Coping with a prophet of doom


Lying businessman holding fingers crossed behind his back.
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The hidden agenda


Assorted pills and supplements scattered around a pill box.
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The minimizer


Conspiracy theorist wearing a tin foil hat.
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The conspiracy theorist


Unhappy woman lying in a hospital bed.
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Health professionals with bad bedside manners


Couple consulting a doctor together.
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What to do if your doctor scares you


Man doing research on his computer.
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Finding the truth


Laughing friends posing for a selfie.
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Live your best life


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.