I volunteered to be a guest lecturer for the School of Nursing at LeTourneau University in Longview.
I was able to share my knowledge of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis in the Geriatric Nursing class and plan to speak about RA and fibromyalgia in the Medical Surgical Nursing class in spring. Sharing my love for nursing with the students took the focus off myself—yet another positive way to manage stress.
In closing, moving cross country is exciting yet challenging for the RA patient. These strategies helped me to accomplish this major life event and transition from a “cheesehead” to a Texan.
Sarah Troxell, RN, BSN, was the RN educator and case manager for the Coordinated Rheumatology and Pain Management Programs at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis., until her retirement. She is an emeritus member of the ARHP. She now resides in Longview, Texas.