A fitting end to Lupus Awareness month

At Rare Patient Voice, disease sufferers are given a voice, and are empowered as they share frustrations and challenges of living with a chronic illness. They may share suggestions for medical product or medication improvement; and they are listened to as some of their suggestions become the norm in clinical practice! Now, there’s a first: LISTEN TO PATIENTS, LISTEN TO CAREGIVERS! Currently, Rare Patient Voice has a survey opportunity for CAREGIVERS of lupus patients, which is a 30-minute zoom meeting with a compensation of $50. Please sign up at the link below to receive an email invitation to the survey. … Continue reading A fitting end to Lupus Awareness month

Ankle Replacement?

Knees, hips, even shoulders; but ankles? Severe arthritis or a host of other conditions can affect ankles: still in their infancy, ankle replacements were developed and are growing more common. The main reason that people need ankle replacements is that they sustained a trauma to this complicated joint-possibly an injury that didn’t heal correctly. Illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause result in the need for ankle replacements because of decreased ability to function, walking difficulties, and extreme pain. Recently, I had an ankle replacement for severe arthritis and another bone condition. Surgery went smoothly and rehab is uneventful; it has … Continue reading Ankle Replacement?