Groundhog Day is Now Rheumatoid Awareness Day
There are many challenges to raising awareness of rheumatoid disease -- you can read my discussion on that here. But a big part of what needs to be done is simply educating the public on the truth of this disease. The term "rheumatoid arthritis" has done a huge disservice to the disease by making it sound like a type of "arthritis" (typically associated with osteoarthritis) instead of a systemic autoimmune disease that has arthritis as one of its symptoms. What I want to do here is just share some basic facts about rheumatoid disease for those who may not know what it is. The RPF has put together some great topline information:
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!