New York Times: Supply of Methotrexate May Run Out Within Weeks

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“This is dire,” said Valerie Jensen, associate director of the Food and Drug Administration’s drug shortages program. “Supplies are just not meeting demand.” The drug is methotrexate, and the cancer it treats is known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or A.L.L., which most often strikes children ages 2 to 5. It is an unusually virulent cancer of white blood cells that …

Rheumatoid Twenty Something: Why Social Media Is Essential For Support!

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“The importance of social media is often forgotten and under appreciated in my own personal opinion. Just think about it, it allows people around the globe to talk and interactive with each other like never before. It’s truly one of the wonders of the world wide web. But it’s even more essential in the support of those with chronic illnesses such as …

Lessons Learned From My Blind Dog

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Earlier today, I administered my first injection ever. No, it wasn’t to myself…nor to any other person. It was an insulin shot to my 9 year old dog Alva, who was diagnosed with diabetes only just yesterday. And when we received the results of her lab work a little over 24 hours ago, they actually came as sort of a …

How To Be Sick: Discussion 5

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“…Buddhism defines an emotion as a thought plus a physical reaction to that thought.” —Toni Bernhard As we start reading the section of the book titled Finding Joy and Love, we are introduced to the four brahma viharas, or sublime states. “Metta—loving-kindness; wishing well to others and to ourselves.” “Karuna—compassion; reaching out to those who are suffering, including ourselves” “Mudita—sympathetic joy; …

Lindsey Thies

Lindsey Thies

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Lindsey Thies Name? Lindsey Thies Age? 29 Location? Norwalk, Connecticut, United States How long have you lived with RA? I was diagnosed after 10 years of symptoms at the age of 20. So 19 years total. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Be your own advocate …