How to Navigate the U.S. Healthcare System When You Live with a Chronic Condition

  Dealing with the U.S. healthcare system when you have a chronic condition can feel impossible, but it’s easier when you know what to expect. The United States healthcare system can be frustrating, exhausting, and full of dead ends and rabbit holes. Having a chronic condition can make it even harder. Plus, the COVID-19 pandemic […]

What to Expect at Your First Rheumatology Appointment

If you are living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you will likely find yourself visiting a rheumatologist at some point in your journey. A rheumatologist is a physician who specializes in treating arthritis. They’re also experts in treating other rheumatic conditions, such as lupus, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis. They also treat osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. If you […]

Managing Big Emotions with a New Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis patient and family nurse practitioner Stefanie Remson shares how she’s managed the feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and inadequacy that came with her diagnosis. Emotions make life fun. Emotions can be big and very powerful. Emotions are what have helped humans survive, and even have an advantage over other species. Emotions are what […]

Stefanie Remson: Rheumatoid Arthritis Made Me the Amazing Person I Am Today

“Having RA has given me an opportunity to be kinder to myself, love myself unconditionally, and to help so many more people in the RA community find this place of peace.” I’m Stefanie Remson — and I’m so many things to this world.  I am married. I am a mother to two young boys who have […]