If you have heard about Rheumatoid Arthritis or know someone with it, do you really know what it is or understand what it does to the body and mind. Do you get that it is a disease and not an ailment. Well let us be Honest with you about this disease known as Rheumatoid Arthritis. A lesson for us all.Continue reading “RA-Can We Be Bring Some Honesty To This Disease”→
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a debilitating chronic disease. You may or may not see it but if you can’t, don’t let my looks deceive you? What I may look like does not mean that’s how I may feel. I am sick with a disease that you just may not be able to see from the outside but it is tearing me down from the inside. So see what we say is our truths, look into the depths of our eyes and see all that we say we feel is real. Take a look, tell me what you see!!!
I am sick with a chronic disease known as Rheumatoid Arthritis and I must say it should be known as Rheumatoid Disease. It is a life altering, life long disease which means I will always be sick. I will always have difficult days which can vary from day to day. This is what my life is like with RA, so I ask “Am I A Burden To You or Am I Becoming One”.Continue reading “RA-Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Making Me A Burden To You”→
When you look in the mirror at yourself, what do you think. Are you thinking Rheumatoid Arthritis has really changed the way that I look. Are you seeing a different person staring back at you? Do you notice your hair has gotten thinner or maybe your skin seems dry or maybe your face is puffier than before or even your teeth are being battered since you’ve been on medication to fight this disease. Do you just stare at yourself with a sense of sadness and loss because gone is that familiar face that once looked back at you before RA came into your life and took away that old you. Yes we all are missing a part of us that we wish we could have back. That old familiarity. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-What Do You See”→
There is an ongoing battle for understanding about Rheumatoid Arthritis and what it really is and what it mean to those of us that have it. By definition it is described as an auto immune disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function to joints. Um, but those symptoms sound like regular arthritis or osteoarthritis. Well the key difference here is “auto immune disease”.Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis A Disease Simply Not Understood By So Many – Why”→
Rheumatoid Arthritis, our chronic and complicated disease. With it comes pain that we feel each and every day. Pain that fights us as vigorously as we fight it. Still explaining just how much this causes us seem to go unaccepted and misunderstood by so many causing us to fall into a pit of ISOLATION. Do you find yourself saying “I feel so alone in this fight” and you have no where or no one to turn to. This is what so many sufferers of RA have to face, the isolation that comes with having this dreaded disease. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Isolation We Face”→
Hearing those painful words with fear and sadness came with hearing “You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis”. These two words would change our lives forever but we just did not know how much. Words that had more power than we thought at the time possible But this was just the beginning of our of saga with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Incurable Disease”→
"You are more powerful than you think you are. Remind yourself of this. Stand up within yourself. Gather your mental, emotional, and spiritual strength, and speak from deep within your spirit and your soul. Take back your power Say..."I will survive. I will thrive. I am coming back. Giving up is not who I am. I will stay the course, and persist until I succeed." ~ Les Brown