Having just read the blogg on" what do you think" by Julie- Im not sure if Im sticking to rules for site either.
If as Lynn says its for posting bloggs by patient experts on specific subjects is there room for newbys to blogg?It seems all thats left for us is to chat/or ask questions. Is that such a bad thing? I thought that would mean we could unlock waht we want to know!
I find it helpful to ask other People who have had RA longer what their experiences have been regarding a given issue.
Hence I mainly like to use the Health Unlocked Site to trawl for patient experiences rather than chat. However I always need to back it up with a wider picture I think eg other sources NRAS/ARC/CONSULTANT/NICE etc
My concern is that Health Unlocked could be off putting for newbys who want info who feel they are breaking into a close group who know each other very well and from which they maybe feel a bit of an outsider. That prob cant be solved though can it????
Now what I really want to know is what are the variables for the people who manage to stay in work!!! I want to be in that category if I can eg age, gender., DAS, etc???? if we even know? I heard only 40% are in work 6 yrs after diagnosis- but I want to break that down some more to make more sense of it.
Thanx to anyone who inputs- Hope is not too depressing for anyone who likes a more lighthearted blogg