Hi Warriors. How are you doing? Hope you all are doing well. I’m sure you’re doing your best to be okay while fighting this disease we have to deal with every day, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Even if you’re not doing your best today, don’t feel it’s your fault.

You know, it’s okay not to be okay. We can’t always be our best because we don’t control what happens a day in our lives with RA. Maybe if we take time and look at things that way, we would save ourselves a lot of guilt. The guilt of being burdened with this horrible disease. We can’t dictate our pain and demand our bodies to be okay. We have to learn to accept that no matter how much we try to control Rheumatoid Arthritis, it controls us and we almost always go where it takes us. We have to accept that it’s not our fault that we are not always okay to do what is expected of us when it’s expected of us. The guilt of that needs to be left behind.

Yet dealing with the guilt is making us sicker than it should. The struggles we face day to day is enough to take us down both physically and mentally and nothing gets done just the same. So yes for us, many times we are not okay. But what we have to accept, being this way is just a part of our new normal and having those days of doing nothing because we can’t do anything is fine. Trying to fight against the pain and the fatigue makes it worse and the plight even more difficult and longer to get through. We need to just stop and take the time we need to feel better, even when others think we should go on.

It is barely understood how this disease operates. Just to let everyone know, it debilitates, rob, drain, limit, separate and isolate all while we’re still fighting to go on. Because RA is complicated, it takes patience from everyone and that is something that many do not have or refuse to give or offer. Where do those in your life stand?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is our disease. One that bring bad days that we HAVE to give in to. Days that we are not Okay. So for us, it should be okay not to be okay. It is not a fault of ours and we should not be guilt ridden, sorrow filled or left feeling with dread. This disease does a good job of robbing us of so much already.

Be Blessed!

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