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Symptom Management

Lene Andersen wrote a book in 2013. It is called Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis.     She is amazing. Her RA started when she was 4 years old. She is now in her 40’s. RA was treated differently back then. By the time she was 17, she was wheelchair bound after having both hips replaced.  She struggled with her RA and she still has very big obstacles.  Her life isn’t an easy one.


She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Then she adapted to work from home.

She works with Health Central. She helps others with RA. Now she is an author. Her book is full of practical information on dealing with RA. It helped me.

The cover reads ” Tools for Managing Treatment, side effects and pain”.  Pain management tool box, fatigue, fuzzy brain, osteoporosis, medication side effects, managing infection risk, nausea. This is a practical book with practical solutions. A good read.

“I call it ‘Having a Swish.’  It means doing your best not to wallow in the self-pity pool. Every now and then though, when it feels like you’re fighting for your life-usually metaphorically-you swish your feet around in the self-pity pool for a little while. And then you climb out, snarl in the face of the disease, refuse to give up and refuse to be defined by it.”  a quote from the book.




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