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Sheryl R. Patient Expert

Los Angeles, California
Hi. I?m Sheryl. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 25. I?m now 36. Last year or... Full Bio
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2009 Arthritis Walk: Let’s Move Together by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Grab your sneakers! It' s time to sign up for the Arthritis Walk. I love the arthritis walks for two simple reasons. The walks raise money for the Arthritis Foundatio ... Read on »
9 Arthritis-Friendly Things I’d Like to See in 2009 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I think we’d all like the world to become a more arthritis-friendly place. To that end, I came up with a list of nine things that could set that idea in motion this year ... Read on »
A Rant On Seizing Opportunities To Raise Arthritis Awareness by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I wimped out. Here I thought I was finally feeling comfortable enough in my arthritis skin that I could discuss it with almost anybody, but when I stared straight into the f ... Read on »
Annoying Arthritis Moment of the Week by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis We all have them, right? For me, they sometimes occur several times a day. I’m talking about small incidents that sprout into a slap across the face that translates to, “You ... Read on »
Anti-inflammatory Effects of Turmeric Are Unproven by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I am not one who has tried a lot of alternative food or supplement therapies to ease my rheumatoid arthritis pain or symptoms. I enjoy hearing about what works for some and ... Read on »
Arthritis Act Gets Floor Vote on Thursday, Sept. 25 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hello loyal readers and new friends! I greet you with great news from the Arthritis Foundation: The unbelievable and miraculous has occurred – we have just gotten word ... Read on »
Arthritis Foundation Responds To Obama by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Below is a portion of an email from Chief Public Policy Officer at the Arthritis Foundation National Office in Washington DC, Amy Melnick. The email was written in response ... Read on »
Arthritis On A Summer Day by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis There are many ways to deal with chronic arthritis pain.  Today I choose to write about it in a very simple way, by composing a haiku. Yep, I said “haiku.” I blame the haiku i ... Read on »
Arthritis Patient Seeking Dr. Right by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Happy Valentine’s Day, arthritis friends! “Doctors” is a popular topic at my young adult support group meetings. I’m lucky that the two rheumatologists I’ve seen for my a ... Read on »
Arthritis Prevention, Control & Cure Act Update by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis What Happened During the Lame Duck Session A note from the Arthritis Foundation: As the 110th Congress winds down, we wanted to provide an update on the status of t ... Read on »
Arthritis Research and Prevention Act Included In Economic Stimulus Package by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis News flash from arthritis.org: Today, President Obama will sign the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), a $787 billion economic stimulus bil ... Read on »
Arthritis Today Magazine Boasts New Website by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I recently took a self-guided tour of the new Arthritis Today website and I must say, I’m very impressed! I think the site has the potential to be one of the top resourc ... Read on »
Arthritis Walk At Six Flags Magic Mountain by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The Arthritis Walk at Six Flags Magic Mountain was a smashing success today! There was a HUGE turnout and the theme park was the perfect location. Having the walk at ... Read on »
ArthritisFriend Is Back In Action by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hello loyal friends and newcomers. I wanted to share something with you this morning. It is darn tough to ... Read on »
ArthritisFriend’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-16 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Yay! Boyfriend got home and helped me remove my neoprene brace. Not an easy tastk! # I wish all retail ... Read on »
ArthritisFriend’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-21 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Two thumbs up for 500 Days of Summer. Not "way up", just up. # ... Read on »
ArthritisFriend’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-24 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Behind in nearly everything: blogging, emails, exercise, getting rest, vacationing, cleaning, bills. Oy. # ... Read on »
ArthritisFriend’s Twitter Updates for 2009-07-28 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hitting the ground walking, this morning. # ... Read on »
ArthritisFriend’s Twitter Updates for 2009-09-11 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Fell off the no-dairy wagon. Damn you, nacho cheese – just sitting there in the office kitchen pleading wit ... Read on »
ArthritisFriend’s Twitter Updates for 2009-11-11 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis You know you are in the wrong yoga class when they start doing handstands… # ... Read on »