RA-Because My Disease Maybe Invisible-Does It Make My Suffering Invisible



When you see me, my fingers straight, I don’t limp, I don’t have the assistance of a cane nor am I in a wheel chair, so tell me what do you think.  Do I look perfectly normal to you!  Do I look as if I can do what any normal person should be able to do!  Well I can’t, you see my disease may be invisible but what I’m going through is real and just because you don’t see it doesn’t make it untrue.  Yes I may look healthy but I am truly suffering because you see my disease Rheumatoid Arthritis can’t be clearly seen. Continue reading “RA-Because My Disease Maybe Invisible-Does It Make My Suffering Invisible”

RA- I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis.


When you look in my eyes what do you see
The light has dimmed, Rheumatoid Arthritis has taken over me

I have a disease with a confusing name
One that no one understands, no matter how much I try to explain

My life with RA is so completely Misunderstood
If I could explain it to you better, I surely would

If everyone would accept this is now how I have to live
Then their support and understanding they would freely give

It’s a life that I live because I have no choice
As loud as I speak and cry, I still have no voice

It has affected each and every part of my life
Yes, it is hard, so much toil and strife

Who I once was and who I am now
Is forever changed and I’m still trying to accept it but how

I want to go back to the way I use to be
But this dreadful disease just will not let me

Still I look in the mirror and I stare at myself
I ask what can I do, Lord what else

I’m doing all that I can to be at my best
Still it’s hard for me to relax and get needed rest

I hate you RA and what you have done
You have taken my life and made a run

You left me tired, worn and forever in pain
And struggling to accept that my life will never, ever be the same

I will always long to be free from this terrible disease
Because all I want is Understanding, Peace, Rest and to be at Ease.

From all of us suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease that is so misunderstood.

Be Blessed.

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RA-How Can I Explain Rheumatoid Arthritis


How can I explain a life led by Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Do I do what I want, can I go when I want OR are these the things that only this disease decide.  Silly question, No it is not, so let me try to explain to you why. I can’t hide from it or put it behind me no matter how much I want to. I hate this disease and trying to explain it can be just as painful as the disease itself.  Living it is my best Explanation!!! Continue reading “RA-How Can I Explain Rheumatoid Arthritis”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-I Just Didn’t Know


When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I didn’t know my life would change the way that it has, still there was so much more about this disease that I just did not know.  Each day that I suffer, I learn just a little bit more but never learning all that there is to know about a disease that needs more light shown on it in order to make better progress for those of us who has to live this life. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-I Just Didn’t Know”

RA-How Does It Feel To Have Rheumatoid Arthritis


How does it feel to have Rheumatoid Arthritis?  Do you feel overwhelmed, broken, tired, alone, misunderstood, helpless or just plan unhealthy?  How does it feel to be someone who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, a chronic and confusing disease that will rule your life until the end. It is a feeling that no one should ever have to feel. Continue reading “RA-How Does It Feel To Have Rheumatoid Arthritis”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-If Only I Could


This blog is your words spoken:

Through this disease I have learned my weaknesses, my strengths and resolve to fight it with all that I have.  It has brought me down, worn me out, worked on my mind but through it all, I still fight.  If only I could turn back the hands of time and bypass this disease, I know my life would be different so I would not wish this on anyone.  But as it stands, my life is one that is now being influenced by Rheumatoid Arthritis, a misunderstood auto immune disease. So live it I must because it is what I have to do. Continue reading “RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-If Only I Could”

RA-Having Rheumatoid Arthritis-They Don’t Know


How do you cope with a chronic disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis!  Do you make yourself go on in the wake of the struggle you face each and every day! Are you feeling emotionally drained while being physically drained!  The life of a sufferer with Rheumatoid Arthritis,  THEY JUST DON’T KNOW. Continue reading “RA-Having Rheumatoid Arthritis-They Don’t Know”

RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis-Is It Really Hard To Believe


Having Rheumatoid Arthritis is so unpredictable for us which means each day is a day that may or may not be okay.  We are always riddled with pain but the different levels is the key that makes that determination.  Not knowing what’s in store for us makes it difficult to know how our day will be for us and those in and around our lives.  So when we say, Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis is a Life filled with uncertainties, limitations, hurt and pain, know it is the truth.  Is it really that hard to believe!! Continue reading “RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis-Is It Really Hard To Believe”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-Fighting To Stay Well


Having Rheumatoid Arthritis, what does it mean to others, we know what it means to us. The truth about all that this disease can cause is something many will never understand and will never be able to completely grasp. We are vulnerable to it more ways than we as sufferers can count. Continue reading “RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-Fighting To Stay Well”

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