Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis

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More than a million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. The numbers of deaths from this disease continues to climb each year. Late diagnosis and treatment for arthritis related, cervical spine deterioration, is one reason for some of these deaths. Celia Veno, a Bucks County retired woman and mother was one of those fatalities.

Celia Veno, a woman in her 70’s, began experiencing mysterious migraine-like headaches and atrophy. After her general doctor and neurologist failed to determine the cause of these symptoms, a new rheumatologist was called upon. He immediately diagnosed from a previous cervical spine x-ray that she had advanced spinal cord syndrome. Unfortunately, the findings came critically late. She died two months later.

Eighty-six percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis have the disease in their neck (cervical spine). “Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis”, lists signs and symptoms of spinal instability, due to advancement of the disease.

Carla Jones is dedicated to bringing awareness to the undisputed fact, that anyone can die from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, and to promote early detection of cervical collar damage, for those with the disease.

About the Author:

Echelon Press author, Carla Jones details a life saving awareness, of a fatal disease in her non-fiction e-book, Death from Rheumatoid Arthritis. With a personal and close look, the author chronicles her mother’s medical and personal journey, fighting rheumatoid arthritis. Sadly, after many years of living with the painful disease, it deteriorated her cervical spine and she passed away from spinal cord syndrome.

The author’s mission is to bring awareness to the undisputed fact, that one can die from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, and to promote early detection of cervical collar damage, for those with the disease.

Mrs. Jones is a freelance writer and has worked in a several departments, for The Morning Call Newspaper, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She has also written for Pennsylvania’s, NeighborCare Pharmacy, presently known as Omnicare.

She attended Pinebrook Jr. College, in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania and Florida’s Southeastern University, earning her equivalence of an Associate’s Degree in Psychology.

The author lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. In her leisurely time, she co-leads a monthly writer’s circle and volunteers as a Media Specialist for, “Operation Christmas Child”, a program spearheaded by the world relief agency, Samaritan’s Purse.

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One thought on “Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Thomas Jackson October 5, 2011 at 1:10 am Reply

    Thank you so much for this very interesting article! I am really looking forward to the treatment of RA and gathering information and opinions. I have lots of people that need information…Thank you!

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