Alone with my disease I walk by myself
I feel this way, I have no one else
I know I deserve better still I’m trying my best
I’m running this race constantly seeking rest
The fatigue and pain often getting the best of me
Yet these issues in my life many refuse to see
Still I deserve better because this disease is mine
And it’s sad how many look at me and think that I am fine
But underneath the surface lies the truth of this horrible disease
Many don’t believe me, I’m asking simply please
Learn what it’s like to have your life torn away
By something so destructive leaving you wounded every day
RA can be confusing and so complex for sure
Leaving you with a life you’re forced to bear and endure
Yes, Rheumatoid Arthritis “a disease” not something simple and yet
Most people think so and that, I bet
But as for me, my life has been turned upside down
Leaving me fighting day after day just to stand on firmer ground
So yes, I deserve better just to be understood
Take some time do this, please if you would.
Alone with my disease I walk by myself
From the time you’re diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis you have been changed. In a physical way and in a mental way. You have yet to really understand the debt of what this all means. Getting RA and hearing those diagnosis is the start of your Journey. Your journey, what has that been like!Continue reading “RA-What Has Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey Been Like”
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. It’s not my fault, so why do I feel to blame. Why do I feel bad for being sick. Are you blaming me too! Rheumatoid Arthritis is to blame. Did it chase you away or do you blame me.
I know this sounds really sad but there are many with chronic diseases that have lost loved ones because they have been sick for what some feel “too long or too often”. No, it’s not our fault but we have to suffer the consequences. It’s a sad day when you’re blamed for the times you’re either too sick or just too tired to get out of bed to do anything and sometimes the sad fact that you’re blaming yourself for this. As much as you try, you just can’t bring yourself to put your feet on the floor to make that first move.Continue reading “RA-I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis-Why Are You Walking Away”
Fellow warriors, how are you all doing? My hope is that you’re doing alright. That being said, by having Rheumatoid Arthritis it is such a trying thing and is filled with so much uncertainty, pain and confusion. Do you ever find yourself working beyond your limit. Trying to fill in the gaps that you feel have been left because you were unable to do as much. At some point in your illness do you want to just throw up your hands because of your frustration.Continue reading “RA-Finding Yourself Through Rheumatoid Arthritis With Your Limits”
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I may be broken but I am not invisible. I may not look how I once did but I am still the person I have always been. I may be different in many ways but that doesn’t change who I am. I am still the person I was before Rheumatoid Arthritis entered my life. Yes, I have changed in many ways but look at me, see who I still am!
I have a disease that may have altered many things about me. Maybe my hands, my feet, my weight, my walk or even down to my attitude. I may not be able to do as much as I once could or even as often as I once could. You may not see me smile as much and I may cry a lot more. I may frown more than you like or even more than I like myself but that’s life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. You see RA changes the body and mind in ways that many would never imagine but it does not erase me, I’m still here.Continue reading “RA-Look At Me-See Who I Am-I’m Still Me”
Continuing the fight isn’t easy and finding strength when we’re weak physically and mentally somehow does makes us stronger than most give us credit for even though they may never see it. We’re fighting daily just to maintain some normalcy. Normalcy, what does that mean for us! Nothing close to what it use too. Gone are the days of being who we thought we would always be and what we would always be doing in our lives. Sure everyone’s life changes at some point but with RA the changes can be rapid and they can be unexpected and harsh.Continue reading “RA-Trying To Fight Your Way Back”
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.Continue reading “RA- My Chronic Disease-It Is Really That Lonely”
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.Continue reading “RA-How Do You Make It Through A Day With Rheumatoid Arthritis”
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.Continue reading “RA-Don’t Feel Tormented For Being Sick-It’s Not Your Fault”