August 2020

RA- My Chronic Disease-It Is Really That Lonely

I am lonely. How can that be! I sit alone, I lay alone, I go alone, I cry alone so that leaves me alone. Does this sound familiar to you? Well I will tell you, Rheumatoid Arthritis can be a very lonely disease. Just ask some who has this disease and they will tell you it is true.

How can that be I ask again. In reality it’s because you lose love ones, friends, associates and others. They don’t understand this disease and what you’re going through and find they can’t stay around for the long haul. This disease isn’t temporary, it is chronic and real and many just can’t take the Chronic. We of course can’t control RA, it controls us so we’re at its mercy.

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RA-How Do You Make It Through A Day With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hello Warriors. Hope you all are doing well. Do you wake up with feelings of dread. Feeling tired, pain and broken. Does your body seem to have its own agenda. How are you going to make it through the day you’re already wondering!! That is just a few things on our minds when dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The pain is overwhelming, the fatigue (how can something be so bad), is even worse. How in the world can I get myself going is the question you’re asking yourself. You struggle through because that’s what you’ve become accustomed too. You put one foot in front of the other and you do what you have to because life with RA does not stop for us. But there are those times no matter what, nothing seems to work. The hot showers nor the pain medication seems to get you moving, therefore giving in is our only option at that time. We cannot always win this struggle.

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RA-Don’t Feel Tormented For Being Sick-It’s Not Your Fault

Rheumatoid Arthritis, not just a symptom but a disease that affects the body. Autoimmune disease that mistakenly attacks its own tissues causing damage to your joints and organs. Left untreated it can get worse and treated, you still have your issues. Imagine living life with a disease that’s working against your body like this each and every day. Imagine being sick each and every day.

Having RA can be tricky. It is different for each one of us. Some of us may have what is known as a mild case, some in between and some a more progressive case, yet we all suffer with the daily pain of having this disease. We each have a choice of taking medication or whether we would like to go another route. Either way, there are those tell, tell signs that comes with having this dreaded monster. The pain, fatigue, brain fog just to name a few. But how do we deal with and how do we allow what others feel about how we cope with RA affect our lives.

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RA-To You Who Don’t Understand Rheumatoid Arthritis

For those of you who don’t understand RA
Let me tell you about a typical day

There’s pain, fatigue and our many, many tears
Along with that, our ongoing fears

We often find ourselves feeling alone and blue
Not quite sure how to cope or exactly what we should do

We’re constantly trying to make things work out
While hoping someday you realize exactly what RA is all about

Yes there’s a lot to know about this complicated disease
So many times it has literally brought us to our knees

But you don’t understand and maybe you never really will
Let us tell you Rheumatoid Arthritis is something you can’t heal

It is forever and always, that’s our terrible reality
A realization that constantly fills us with anxiety

It makes us fight isolation, sadness and depression all in a day
And all of this is just a part of what has become our normal way

So for those of you that don’t understand
We know that it’s possible and we know that you can!

Be Blessed!

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