Posts Tagged ‘Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis’

  • Glenn Frey’s Cause of Death

    Glenn Frey’s cause of death, rheumatoid arthritis complications, ulcerative coliits, pneumonia, complications from RA medications. Significance to patients.

  • Recognizing the Anguish of Depression in Time for Help

    Negative spaces are only part of the picture I was stirring early in the morning when everything was still gray. Something I saw looked like a fish for a moment. There’s no pet fish here, especially in my room. “Negative spaces,” I heard myself whisper. That’s what is in between the shapes of what is […]

  • Will Venus Williams’ Sjögren’s Syndrome Help RA?

    We had an interesting conversation on Facebook yesterday about the Venus Williams’ Sjögren’s syndrome diagnosis (actually 5 of them by day’s end). Some were wondering whether the diagnosis of another famous person with an autoimmune (AI) disease will help bring awareness for RA. Probably not. Why not? Celebrities have been diagnosed with RA (and PsA) […]

  • The Tug of War of RA Awareness: Privacy of Pain & Agony of Disclosure

    This week’s post on Rosalind Russell raised some important questions. A comment by Ronda was highly critical of Russell for the way that she hid from the public the severity of her suffering due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. How can we raise awareness if we hide how bad it is? It’s a good question. Rosalind Russell […]

  • “Dealing with RA Is So Much Easier than Lupus” –Kathy Lubbers

    What causes the RA awareness problem? Every day, people ask me, “What can I do to help create awareness for RA?” Many suggest, “We need to find a famous person with RA.” Maybe first, we need to think about why we need awareness for RA. Why do people have such a wrong view of Rheumatoid […]

  • Phil Mickelson’s Psoriatic Arthritis

    “Mickelson arthritis” brings shrugs “Phil Mickelson arthritis” was such a common search already that it was suggested to me by Google’s search tool as I typed his name yesterday. That was only two days after Mickelson announced his diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis to the press. I have to admit that I shrugged the first time […]

  • Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis

    What do we know about Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis? One of the most famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis is Pierre August Renoir. His name is on all the lists. I read about him early on in my searches. However, most stories give precious few details about Renoir’s RA, how it affected him, and how he coped […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease May Be the Scarlet RA

    The Infamy of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) I’ve answered several questions lately about Rheumatoid Arthritis and secrecy. Is there something embarrassing about RA? Can we just talk about it with anybody? Lucille Ball was one of the most famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, when she died, I did not hear about her RA battle. It […]

  • What kind of Arthritis Did Christopher Columbus Have?

    Historians find food poisoning causes Columbus’ arthritis, not gout For years, history books reported that Christopher Columbus suffered from gout. That diagnosis was assigned to various types of arthritis during the Middle Ages, including Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was a catch-all term for recurring joint pain or any inflammatory arthritis. However, in recent years, evidence has […]

  • Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3: Being our own celebrities

    Questions Last weekend, I teased Julie and some other RA’ers, “So how do you ya’ll look in high heels on the red carpet?” My joke has haunted me since then. What can we do to be our own celebrity spokespersons? What exactly can we accomplish? Ideas, part 1 How can regular folks like us become […]

  • Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

    Celebrity RA There have been a few famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is well known how Renoir became crippled by RA. And Lucille Ball’s RA was scrupulously hidden from the public for many years. I wrote a post about some famous women with RA in the nineteenth century. Yesterday, we mentioned two more recent […]

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