Month: December 2011

Living with arthritis pain will NOT stop me from playing golf with my friends

Contributed by: Deborah Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, December 2011 Deborah has pain from arthritis. Initially she sent painACTION only the first paragraph below. We asked her to write more so that other painACTION readers could learn what she does that makes it possible for her to continue to play golf. Deborah then submitted the… Read more »

My biggest fear

Contributed by: Marianne Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, December 2011   Marianne is a 54 year old woman from Maine who has rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative bone disease.  She submitted this story to respond to the request in the painACTION newsletter for stories about how subscribers handle their greatest fears – her fear was… Read more »

Rheumatoid arthritis challenges at work and at home

Contributed by: John Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, December 2011 John is in his late 30’s and lives in New York. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2003 at the age of 30. I continue to live with waves of pain, but I am teaming up with my doctor, family, and even online for… Read more »

I am the captain of my healthcare team

Contributed by: Becky Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, December 2011   Becky has Sjogren’s Syndrome and osteoarthritis.  She has been retired for six years and enjoys vegetable and flower gardening, crafts and cooking.  Becky writes about managing several medical conditions and medical providers.   My pain journey began when I was 37, when I began to have… Read more »