Although Rheumatoid Arthritis affects more than 1.3 million Americans, approximately one percent of the population, there are only about 6,000 rheumatologists in the US – and not all of them work full-time. That means it can sometimes be tough to get specialty care. Unfortunately, this trend is expected to grow as demand for rheumatology care increases in the years ahead while the number of rheumatologists continues to fall.
Recently, Crescendo’s Patient Ambassadors rocked the blogosphere by participating in the 3rd Annual #RABlog Week. The initiative encouraged five days of blogging to raise awareness for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic conditions. Several of our Ambassadors got involved and had a lot of fun encouraging each other and sharing their thoughts on living with RA. From pursuing hobbies with RA to partnering with spouses and more, there was a ton of goodness and inspiration.
For three scary weeks in late August and early September, the Caribbean and parts of the southern US were hit by three strong hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Several of Crescendo’s Patient Ambassadors were affected by the hurricanes and had to evacuate.
People who know me well (and even some who don’t) have no qualms commenting on my competitive nature. So it wasn’t a surprise to anyone when I started working in the video game industry.