Our Life Story may have been a simple one but now it is a life interrupted by Rheumatoid Arthritis.  The disease that snatched away our normalcy and replaced it with a life filled with uncertainties, frustrations and so much more.  The disease that changes us while we’re watching and there’s not much we can do to stop it.  Seeing how something else can control the story of your life is not what we expected but along came this terrible disease to rewrite our expectations. Our Life Story!!!

Rheumatoid Arthritis has changed our life’s story from a story of happiness where the sky was our limit to us barely being able to reach over the top of our heads.  We’ve watched our joy slowly easing from our spirit and being replaced with sadness, while our once energized bodies are giving way to the mounting fatigue, the many uncertainties forcing our minds to work overtime, our abilities being taken away and our hearts shaken down by loneliness and isolation. Feeling the lost of those we love is a story that can be written all by itself just by looking at what the loneliness on our face tells.  Facing all of these challenges daily can bring us down to the very knees that hurts us so bad. So here we are, have our lives become defined by this disease?  How did this become the story we would have to tell to many?   The true story of our lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis, one that is never ending and surely eye opening.

Our story can go on and of how much it has changed from what we thought it would be to what it has turned out to be.  A story of how we never imagined we would be embarking on a life with a disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease we knew nothing about but as it turns out, we are telling stories that many find hard to believe of what we endure and suffer from and struggle with each and every day.  A disease that has changed all that we know but in the process has also taught us to fight.  We are without a doubt fighters of many battles but we never thought this would be one of the battles we would face turning our life’s story on its head.

No one expects the worst to happen in their lives but when their script has changed, it is the path we have to take.  What we hope for is understanding and support along the way but having to write a script saying how much we have to cry out for these 2 things is not what we want to share but instead we should be sharing how much everyone is with us in this fight.  It is without a doubt a paragraph that should not have to be written at all because to yearn for what should come natural is not what makes a story good.  To need, to yearn, to hope and to fight is what we face each day and that is a none changing story.

As Our Life Story goes, Rheumatoid Arthritis has many things for us to tell and it could take a lifetime for anyone to truly grasp what it’s like to live this life with a disease that is silent but makes its presence known daily through us all!  A disease that has come into our lives and has rewritten our life story in ways that will never cease to amaze anyone.  We must not forget the joy that still makes its way in to our lives because that part of our stories lends to the relief from the emotional trials of this disease, so it is not forgotten but treasured.  Our story is not one of pity but of reality with this disease that is known as Rheumatoid Arthritis i.e. Rheumatoid Disease.  Look it up.

Be Blessed

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