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RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-What It Really It-The Real Truth

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Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints including those in the hands and feet.  It is an auto immune disease in which the body’s immune system which normally protect its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses mistakenly attacks the joints.  This creates inflammation that causes the tissue to thicken resulting in swelling and pain around those joints.  Most commonly affected are hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles.  RA can also affect the body’s cardiovascular or respiratory system which is called a systemic disease.  Systemic means the entire body which can be deadly.  We as warriors believe it should be called Rheumatoid Disease to cut down on the confusion. Continue reading “RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-What It Really It-The Real Truth”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis

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I have a chronic disease I can’t control
I am forced to fill this horrible roll
I hurt, I cry and sadly have to go along
It is not my fault, I did nothing wrong
The blame I feel is so unfair
It seems no one understands or maybe just don’t care
The guilt just kills me day after day
It weighs me down more than I can ever say
The pain is not fake, my life it can steal
This disease is unimaginable, makes life feel so surreal
Yet I go on because I have no choice
I yell out loud but no one hears my voice
As I desperately try hard to explain
How much this disease causes physical and emotional pain
Yet my heart hurt and my eyes show what I’m going through
With this disease that’s hurting me and you
You see RA does not discriminate and has no shame
It is not me that’s wrong but RA that’s to blame
So as I look for understanding to help ease my way
Say that you’re with me and I hope you mean what you say!
For the many, many warriors of Rheumatoid Arthritis, I understand.
Be Blessed.

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis-I Am Not My Disease

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So you have Rheumatoid Arthritis and your life has changed forever and so has everyone around you.  Their feelings for you have changed, the way they look at you has changed and the way they treat you has changed.  Most of these changes haven’t been for the best and you’re wondering what have you done wrong.  All that you’ve done is gotten a disease that you didn’t ask for.  You are not responsible for the changes that are made in your life, Rheumatoid Arthritis is.  What they don’t seem to understand, “you’re not your disease”, you have a disease.  No one sets out to become ill with a chronic disease that will change them forever but it has happened and you’re suffering the consequences in ways you never knew possible. Continue reading “Having Rheumatoid Arthritis-I Am Not My Disease”

Rheumatoid Arthritis What It Does To You

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Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to many painful symptoms that can affect your whole body.  How do you cope!

Do you hurt so much you wonder if it’s possible for pain to actually be this intense, relenting, powerful and debilitating.  Well this is what having Rheumatoid Arthritis does to you and I.  That’s right, its victims which are many.  Anything that can hurt someone as much and as long means we are its victims.  Victims of its devastation which has become our constant companion, something that touches us someway every day. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis What It Does To You”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis Road To Loneliness

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One thing I realize after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is a very lonely disease.  So many of the people in your life seem to disappear over time.  The ones that offer their dying support and seem to understand what you’re going through don’t really understand at all and they leave one by one time and time again. Continue reading “RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis Road To Loneliness”

RA-I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

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I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a horrible, debilitating and life altering disease.  One that has changed my life in so many ways but I have to say not in ways that I’m sure is as bad as some other sufferers lives have been changed.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is a devastating disease that can take years to be diagnosed for so many of us.  Thus the long journey began. Continue reading “RA-I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis”

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