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[Walk A Mile In Our Shoes] No Tie Tennies

No Tie Tennies One of our members invites you to walk a mile in her shoes:   Q: Current Age? A: 51 Q: Age of Onset or start of symptoms? A: I was 39 when my feet became so mangled, swollen, hot and red from arthritis that they required surgery. However, my orthopedic surgeon thought [...]

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My Second Choice One of our members invites you to walk a mile in her shoes:   Q: Current Age? A: 29 Q: Age of Onset or start of symptoms? A: I was 13 Q: Age of Diagnosis? A: 14 Q: Where are you located? A: Austin, TX Q: What is your profession? A: Bank [...]

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My Dancing Shoes Here is the story of one of our members that is inviting you to take a walk in her shoes: Q: Current Age? A: 50   found their Q: Age of Onset or start of symptoms? A: 34, concurrent with my first ever bout with the flu and pneumonia   Q: Age [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: What is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis? by Serena R. Schad People have heard the term seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis many times before, but what exactly does it mean? What does this mean for your individual prognosis? Simply put: the patient will always test negative for the rheumatoid factor during routine blood tests given to diagnose rheumatoid [...]

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  Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties Laurie Edwards (Author) From Booklist One’s twenties and thirties are a time for training, launching careers, starting families. For 27-year-old Edwards, there is also the matter of the genetic respiratory disease she suffers. In addition to having 1 of only 1,000 documented [...]

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  Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend! Rosalind Joffe (Author), Joan Friedlander (Author), L.G. Mansfield (Editor) Review "The authors use first-person accounts to illustrate their advice on coping simultaneously with symptoms and the challenges of the workplace; developing a financial plan; communicating with coworkers, employers, and loved ones; building a support team; and [...]

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