This is for each and everyone of us dealing with this dreadful disease.  A provoking thought about us and our disease and how it affects us each day as we try our best to move forward through our struggles.  The I & Me in the title is For You!!  A little bit of truth about our lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis confusing my mind
Chasing out the good, leaving the bad behind,

It’s taken away my joy and where is my beautiful smile
Wait a minute, I haven’t seen It in quite a while,

Now it’s all fatigue and lots and lots of pain
But wait a minute, let me come again,

I forgot to mention all of the medications I have to take
That’s suppose to help me with pain and make me sleep but I’m always awake,

Nothing seems to work for this dreadful and debilitating disease
Is there anyone out there that can help me please,

I never thought I would be feeling like this
From something so unfamiliar that has my life in a twist,

I’m having a hard time dealing with this disease RA
I was hoping it was something temporary but it’s here to stay,

It drags me down along with those I love
I look for strength from my Heavenly Father above,

I’ve learned this disease is harsh and so devastating
It has my life in a state of uncertainty and I’m frozen with waiting,

Never knowing at anytime what’s in store for me
Still I brave each day but I never know how it will be,

Sometimes I hurt so bad I can barely breathe
I hate Rheumatoid Arthritis, Yes it makes me seethe,

My life is no longer my own, it’s being slowly drained away
As I reluctantly watch a little bit leave each and every day,

What have you done with my old life that I loved so well
You stopped it cold leaving me to deal with this torturous hell,

I look in the mirror and see the new me staring back
As I realize that old me is long gone and I have almost lost track,

Of how life once was without many limitations
But what I have now is a life filled with difficult expectations,

Of what others want and what I can and cannot do
Don’t you see I would do it all but I’m really unable too,

Yet you see me each day and just don’t realize
How truly alone I feel with my silent cries,

Well, I will go on it’s what I know I have to do
Because RA you are chronic, I’m forced to live my life forever with you!

Rheumatoid Arthritis, our constant companion. It has changed us and it is a challenge for us each and every day.

Be Blessed.

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