It all started many years ago or sort of.  Let me clarify what I mean.  Years ago I injured my ankle and went through tons of test trying to figure out what my injury was while I was beginning to think was the impossible to finally learn that I’d pulled a tendon.  But at the same time I learned I had the gene for RA but it was inactive.  So I never thought anymore about it and I’m talking years ago.

Fast forward to 2010, I started having problems with my thumb which I attributed to my use of the computer.  Well a year later, I wake up, get up and my feet hurt and they felt stiff along with a few other aches and pains.  I didn’t think much about it but it went on for a week or so.  Then I decided to see the rheumatologist which I was fortunate enough to have one from my prior injury.  We talked about everything, we went through blood work and he gave me prednisone. A couple of weeks later, I’m back and feeling great.  The doctor asked “How do you feel”, I say, wow I feel great.  That medicine you gave me really worked. So here I thought, problem solved.  He proceeded to say, I hate to inform you “YOU HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS”.

So there, My Surprise Diagnosis.  I was shocked, sad and speechless.  I had no clue what to ask or what to do.  He went over so many things with me and explained the disease and what I possibly could expect to happen.  Lucky for me, he was very sweet and very positive.  So my journey began.  My doctor, my meds, my family and my friends.  Of course my family is always first but as my journey began with my diagnosis on that day in his office, that is how it was.

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