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!

One thought on “Welcome!

  1. Lynann says:

    Thank you for doing this. For years I felt like I was going crazy and people thaught I was lazy or faking. But now that I have been diagnosed with RA I want to know all I can about what to expect and ways to handle this horrid illness.


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