I’m sure we’ve all heard those words and I have say I know they can be very irritating or disparaging. Not only do they irritate you but they let you know that you’re not believed.
So that goes back to fact that a lot of people really don’t understand our disease. I like to call it disease because with illness sometimes it’s believed with illness, it’ll just go away. You see even though a lot of us show no physical signs we are hurting just the same.
That’s why we get sayings like, you don’t look sick, you walk just fine or you act like you’re alright. I hardly show visible signs only my right hand swollen and my right foot swollen a little but boy do I have lots of aches and pains. Some of us are fortunate to not have visible signs but none the less we hurt both physically and mentally and for those with visible signs we hurt for and along with you.
Do you ever get tired of the “I have arthritis too and I take some aspirin”, we wish it were that simple. Well it’s great we have each other who understand but a little understanding from the ones we need the most will take us a long way…..
To each of you, I wish a pain free and loving day!!!!!
August 27, 2015 at 10:54 pm
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August 30, 2015 at 5:37 am
Thank you for your blog. It is so well written, beautiful, and totally expresses how I feel. You are a blessing to all of us.
Jennie Schlumpberger (I met you on the MyRA team site,)
August 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm
Thank you for taking the time to checkout my blog. I sincerely hope that you find something that will make you feel better, something supportive or something to bring a smile to your face. Please check in again. My sincere thanks.
August 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm
IC sufferers get this, too. I hate it when someone says, “Oh, I have IC, and I just do _____ for it.” I always want to tell them, “If ______ had worked for me, I’d be doing it, too!” But c’est la vie. At least I know they’re motivated by concern and a longing to help.
August 30, 2015 at 8:12 pm
They probably don’t have a clue what it is. With RA people get it confused with regular arthritis but what we have is an autoimmune disease. So different. Stay strong lady. You are.