13 Things to Know for Rheumatoid Arthritis Newbies + Facebook Live

Getting a diagnosis of any type of chronic illness can throw you for loop. There is so much to know and you have so little energy. My new slideshow for HealthCentral collects 13 things you need to know as an RA newbie:

"Receiving a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a moment of strange duality. On one hand, you may be relieved to finally have answers for the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. On the other, it can be incredibly overwhelming to find out you have a chronic illness. Wrapping your head around all the new factors RA brings into your life is a long-term process. Here are some of the things you need to know."

See the slideshow on HealthCentral. And in case you missed it, here is the Facebook Live I did yesterday talking about this topic: 



Rick said…
My diagnosis story was relatively straight forward and somewhat quick. When I hear of the issues raised by many related to diagnosed I cannot totally relate. All I can say is that something as nebulous as RA does require a specialist and sometimes the biggest issue is getting to the correct doctor.