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RA-Finding Yourself Through Rheumatoid Arthritis With Your Limits

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.

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RA-Feeling Overwhelmed and Uncertain-You’re Not Alone

Being people with Rheumatoid Arthritis we know there are things that we go through every day. We suffer from aches and pains, headaches, colds, sinus infections, lung infections, stomach problems just to name a few but with all that’s going on today, are you feeling “Overwhelmed,Uncertain and Unsure” because these symptoms aren’t just the symptoms that we’ve been so accustom to having and knowing what they are, now we’re worried they could mean so much more than they every could.

I have to say this has truly been a trying time for me. With Covid19 I’m sure we’re all going through our emotional times. Some of us are afraid to go out or have people around especially since our condition and medication put us at higher risk. There are those of us who wear our mask religiously, wash our hands, disinfect and do all that we can and then more but we’re still overwhelmed. How do we cope with this disease and our new normal.

No one wants to be stressed every day wondering if they’re doing the right things and staying safe or neglecting doctors appointments in an effort at being stay safe. We feel so vulnerable just knowing we can be vulnerable but our resolve is to be strong and do what we can to keep ourselves as safe as possible. But I have to admit, it can be difficult. I am at that age and I have RA and I have a 15 year old in the house. Try telling a healthy athletic young man he can’t play basketball at school because you’re afraid. Thank God school is virtual but what about sports. My husband still works for the post office and he’s being as safe as he can but that can be trying on its own. In so aspects, our lives have to go on.

How do I cope with it all. I am trying meditation and calming myself when I have that uncertain pain or cough or headache or anything that I really didn’t think much off before. I have been praying a lot more for sure. So being overwhelmed and unsure I’m sure is taking its toll on many of us. The stress too is not good for us. It makes our disease even more difficult to handle and makes us feel even worse physically and mentally. So we have to work to find a common ground and that can be a task we have to work on.

For those of you who are feeling overwhelmed at this time, know that you’re not alone. We have so much to deal with just having Rheumatoid Arthritis and all that it does to us each day but now having to worry about a different enemy is very scary. This is a fight for everyone especially for those with compromised immune systems but we can be alright. We can be scared but we must help ourselves through it with the help of others if we have too. Though it’s difficult, let us please try not to let being overwhelmed and unsure take over our peace. If you need someone, reach out even if it’s through a forum because we do understand each other how it is for each other!

Yes, our daily lives with RA can be overwhelming and full of uncertainty but we will do what we can to make it through our days. Thank you for stopping by.

Be Blessed!

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RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis, We Are Victims

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Do you hurt so much you wonder if it’s possible for pain to actually last this long and be this relenting, powerful and debilitating.  Well this is what having Rheumatoid Arthritis does to its victims.  That’s right, victims.  Anything that hurt someone as much, as often and as long means we are its victims. Continue reading “RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis, We Are Victims”

RA-The Battle To Survive

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How does Rheumatoid Arthritis affects your life and your fight to maintain.  Do you feel weak when in reality the battle we fight makes us strong.  You are strong in your weakest moments.

Are you filled with guilt! Guilt because you aren’t who you use to be emotionally nor how you were physically.  The guilt takes over because your functions have become limited and doing things aren’t as easy as it use to be if at all possible so being unable too sends you down a road filled with guilt that’s long and hard.  Guilty because you are faced with feelings of letting your family down even though it’s out of your control.  The constant pain we’re in keeps us locked in a world controlled by Rheumatoid Arthritis.  It dictates what our days are to be.  We often feel or want things to be our way but this disease has other ideas.  We try our best to fight our way through the pain but the majority of the time, RA wins.  It is true we may fight through but in the end, RA is the true winner. Continue reading “RA-The Battle To Survive”

RA-Has Rheumatoid Arthritis Made You Forget What Normal Feels Like

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Normality, when something happens that shakes up your.  You look forward to returning to normality, meaning the usual happenings of everyday life.  Our state of being being, something that is just as expected.  But this is not to be when you’re living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  It has made us forget what is expected and to be prepared for the unexpected, a life now filled with uncertainty and a whole new normal. Continue reading “RA-Has Rheumatoid Arthritis Made You Forget What Normal Feels Like”

RA-Can We Be Bring Some Honesty To This Disease

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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”

RA-Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Making Me A Burden To You

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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”

Rheumatoid Arthritis-What Do You See

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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”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis A Disease Simply Not Understood By So Many – Why

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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”

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