Death by the Book of rheumatoid arthritis (UPDATED 2016)
Daughter becomes the tragic death of rheumatoid arthritis with the mission of hope
Carla’s book caught my attention several years ago and quickly became friends. Carla has done something remarkable by using his personal tragedy to benefit others. I hope you enjoy this review of your book and purchase a copy of the Death of rheumatoid arthritis to spread this crucial information. Carla donates a portion of book sales to rheumatoid patient Foundation.
Death by rheumatoid arthritis is a short story about the life and death of the mother of Carla Jones’ Celia Veno. Celia died of spinal cord similar to that suffered by Christopher Reeve syndrome. However, damage to the spinal cord of Celia was the result of her rheumatoid arthritis.
Carla describes her mother Celia youth and family history of Ukraine, including a father who also had rheumatoid arthritis. It tells the stories gave me reasons to love Celia. I hope I did my own daughters someday write as he did Carla, “Celia Veno was my mother and my best friend.”
mistake and delay caused Death by rheumatoid arthritis
For 15 years, Celia Veno achieved its aggressive RA treat all prescribed medications their doctors. She refused self-pity. She worked as long as possible. And yet the pain and fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis were “dominating life.”
In 2003, Celia AR became extremely disabling and mobility deteriorated rapidly. His family talked to her rheumatologist. Carla writes. “After a quick phone call, said mom was ‘burned’ in arthritis medication and treatments The doctor said it was the worst case of arthritis that had never seen, and he had traveled all medical range. After an examination, suggested that remain on steroids for the swelling and pain killers continue. “
In early 2004, Celia experienced severe headaches and neck pain. After scans and X-rays of the spine, doctors assured the family that his condition was not life threatening and “prescribed large doses of Tylenol.”
In 2005, the family began to experience a “living nightmare.” Eventually they learned that physical therapy which had tried to meet Celia had actually been dangerous for her. A new doctor recognized “spinal cord syndrome” in the same radiographs.
Why read Death by rheumatoid arthritis
At the beginning of the story of Carla, who shares the dramatic moment when he read the death certificate of his mother: “Cause of death Rheumatoid Arthritis :.” We know from the title that killed Celia Veno. So why read the rest of the book?
Death by rheumatoid arthritis is more than a mystery story. Carla Jones is passionate appeal ‘to the world to pay attention. RA is a serious disease that can lead to death by various means, one of which is the instability of the spinal cord. Carla sincere writing could encourage patients with RA to be more vigilant care of their cervical spines. It could also educate physicians and caregivers that the involvement of the spine in rheumatoid arthritis is common and can be life threatening.
we have reported here on the blog of studies showing that rheumatoid arthritis affects the cervical spine 83% of the time in the first two years of disease activity. Carla book reports an even higher percentage. Unfortunately, we have also received many comments from readers whose doctors have told them that is uncommon for RA affects the spine. They say things like: “My doctor told me that you probably will not happen with me as it is rare.” Carla’s book shows how important it is for each of us to be vigilant on behalf of our own health.
Note: death certificate Celia Jones was unusual in RA indicates cause of death. Death certificates of patients with AR AR rarely declared. Few data are available for this. However, there