After growing up in a family with a plethora of medical issues, I counted myself blessed to have avoided or outgrown the worst of them and spent much of my college and graduate years as an active, healthy adult! Unfortunately, I started having extreme fatigue and overall pain in 2012. After a year or so, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and started down the path for finding a good treatment. It’s been, and still is, a long path for me personally, but I realized that I had one advantage over many patients. As a professor at a major university, I can access many medical articles about RA that most can not. Also, with a graduate-level background in biology, I can understand most of the articles. That’s what inspired this blog. The purpose of this blog is to provide accurate, up-to-date information from scientific studies to help fellow RA patients navigate the crazy world of RA treatment – without needing a Ph.D. or M.D. to do so!
Please be patient with me as I get started – I’m new to blogging! I’ll try to post at least once every two weeks, but, hey, I have RA – life is unpredictable!