The book, Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis, http://amzn.to/2llwbs chronicles my Mothers’medical and personal battle with this autoimmune disease. Six months after she began to manifest cervical spine-related headaches, my Mother was diagnosed with spinal cord syndrome. The RA had eroded away part of her cervical spine. Due to the instability of her neck, she was not a candidate for a life-saving surgery. Shortly after her late diagnosis, she went home to be with Jesus. She was the most caring, compassionate, loving Mother anyone could imagine.
My Mother at age 14.
My mission is to be sure that those with RD (rheumatoid disease), seek out MRI’s or neck x-rays as a preventive tool, especially if they are experiencing symptoms of neck instability.
To better serve the rheumatoid disease community, I am an Advisory Board Member the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. The total net royalties of Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis benefits this exceptional organization. It’s the best place for RA patients to connect, find support, seek advice and receive compassion. For more on RPF, go to rheum4us.org