Rheumatoid Arthritis is A FORCE that is so misunderstood but is still seen wrecking havoc in our lives each and everyday. A force strong beyond words and all that is known about it. How Do I Survive this monster that wrestles with me everyday and at every turn? Um the question that everyone that knows me should be asking but fail to do and fail to realize. My struggles are hard and they are real but we still fight no matter what, can you understand that? This is what I say from each of us to them. Our personal cry….So:
HOW DO I SURVIVE
The pain that is constant with the greatest possibility of getting worse
The uncertainties that Rheumatoid Arthritis will bring to my day as it has since I was diagnosed
The turmoil that racks my mind and body daily
The endless nights of fighting for sleep while watching the night slowly slip away
The days of wishing that Fatigue was a figment of my imagination
The many idle days that I’m given no choice but to do nothing at all
The thought of facing the Reality that I’m no longer the person that I once was
Me being replaced with a shell of my old self and accepting that reality
Accepting Rheumatoid Arthritis has changed every aspect of my life
Knowing that no matter how hard I fight, there will always be struggles that are bigger than the fight I’m in right now
People knowing but not accepting all that I am forced to go through while living on edge with Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis the disease that is detrimental to me which can lead to devastation unknown
Being a person who has this disease and wishes so much for more than I get from all that is involved in my life;
We are fighters and we do what is necessary to survive this disease and all that comes with it. NO, the fight is not easy, it is not sometimes and the struggles are hard and yet you would know this if you would take the time to look beyond what you see. Yes it is a fight and it is a struggle but surviving is a must. We have so much to live for and that makes our fight with this disease that much more important.
For us Surviving is a Must, Trust is a Hope, Understanding is a Myth and Support is our Wish. If only all of these things could work together for those in our lives this would be a great salvation in our survival. What the world needs to know, we are in a struggle surviving the Throes of Rheumatoid Arthritis, plain and simple. Take this to heart and it will relieve your mind of all that you think you don’t know about this disease. It is there for you to see, so your eyes and minds need to be opened to our plight of survival with this giant wall that we are trying to climb everyday of our lives.
TO BE STRONG IS TO SURVIVE- TO SURVIVE IS TO HAVE STRENGTH AND THIS IS WHAT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BRINGS TO OUR LIVES EACH AND EVERYDAY, THE STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE IT!!
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