Rheumatoid Arthritis, being Aware, oh yes we already know, Awareness is ours and here’s how we’ll tell you so;
Our pain is real and never fake, No matter what others think, it’s often more than we can take;
With each day we wake it may bring tears to our eyes, Can you hear us as we reach out, Please hear our cries;
We all are suffering day in and day out, Why can’t they understand what Rheumatoid Arthritis is really all about;
When we say we need you just to help us through each day, Why do you stare at us in this non-believing way;
Our pain is vicious taking over all that we know, Why can’t they understand this no matter how we’ve tried to tell them so;
Life with this disease is hard like you’ve always been told, Even through our weakness while fighting to be bold;
We fight when we rise until we lay down, Never feeling we’ve gained solid ground;
Yes, we want and crave just a little of our old life, But that has not been without such toll and strife;
So when we tell you RA takes more than we can give, Know that it is wrecking havoc on this life we now have to live;
Also, know without a doubt all we say is true! Love, Understanding and Support is what we need from you;
One more thing you should definitely know, What Rheumatoid Arthritis really is and with that a little more understanding as we go;
By the way, our life with this disease is no longer our own, And this my family and friends you all should have already known;
It is because pain came in and did a number on us, That once old me is gone, now getting used to the new me is truly a must;
Pain is our beginning and it is our end, Do We fight hard, Yes we do in hopes it won’t win;
But no matter what, it always seems to tear us apart, As we try harder and harder to pull through to be like it was long before the start;
Living with RA is something we truly, truly hate, But for you to understand it is never too late;
We’re walking this journey tired, broken and filled with pain, Battling all of this as we try our best to maintain;
Rheumatoid Arthritis is not even close to being our friend, Even though it will be with us until the very end.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto immune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of joints and it can involve inflammation of tissues in other areas of the body i.e. the lungs, eyes and the heart. It can affect multiple organs of the body. This is our disease.
Dedicated to my fellow warriors!
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