Depression With Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA – Why Should Loneliness Be A Struggle For Us


So you’re sitting down thinking about yourself not sure just what to do.  Really not exactly sure what the quiet time means for you.  You may feel lonely or alone with your disease and alone with your thoughts about it.  It may be the quiet time that has you reflecting on what a difference life with Rheumatoid Arthritis has come to be and will be for you from this day forward.

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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 – 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 -Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Life We Live


Our Life Story may have been a simple one but now it is a life interrupted by Rheumatoid Arthritis.  The disease that snatched away our normalcy and replaced it with a life filled with uncertainties, frustrations and so much more.  The disease that changes us while we’re watching and there’s not much we can do to stop it.  Seeing how something else can control the story of your life is not what we expected but along came this terrible disease to rewrite our expectations. Our Life Story!!! Continue reading “RA -Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Life We Live”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Emotional Pain of Losing Ourselves


Rheumatoid Arthritis, it’s no secret it causes us pain, pain and more pain, not just physical pain but the emotional pain that sometimes the eyes of others just don’t see.  The emotional pain of losing ourselves to this disease can be almost as great as the  physical pain we suffer at the hands of this disease. These are the burdens we bear day in and day out. Continue reading “RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Emotional Pain of Losing Ourselves”

RA – Pain Is The Suffering Of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Our Cry

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Suffering is such a strong word.  Suffering-describes undergoing pain, distress or hardship.  Do You See Yourself In These Words!

Pain is such a strong presence.  Pain-physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness.  I Know You See Yourself In These Words! Continue reading “RA – Pain Is The Suffering Of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Our Cry”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-Can I Close My Eyes


Are those sleepless nights that you find yourself battling becoming more and more the norm for you?  Do you find yourself tossing and turning fighting for sleep while fighting  pain!! Continue reading “RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-Can I Close My Eyes”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Anger Inside


Angry, who are you angry at, have you thought much about that? Those that fail to understand your circumstances. ( Maybe angry is a little harsh in this instance). Are you angry that Rheumatoid Arthritis has come into your life and changed it forever?  How about sitting alone thinking about Rheumatoid Arthritis and how it has taken over your life while also realizing this is your cross to bear maybe with help or maybe alone.  Do you think about that a lot?  Do you sit and think how your life has become one that’s filled with pain, loneliness and uncertainty?  How do you handle it!  I myself thankfully blog, putting my thoughts in print for all of us.  You see what I’m feeling isn’t just about me, it is something that I’m sure all of you are feeling as well.  Are you as angry at this disease as I am for entering my life?  Anger that has built up over time just as it has changed our lives over time but it is something we cannot change and have to live with. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Anger Inside”

RA – The Emotional Side Of Having Rheumatoid Arthritis


Our struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis brings us so much physical pain it can cloud our world with emotional pain.  How do we work our way out of this tumultuous emotional state that we find ourselves in while dealing with a disease that can get the best of us.  Some way, some how but we do it little by little.  Going through all that we do, how do our emotional selves survives!  Emotional and painful days are just another day for those of us who have Rheumatoid Arthritis.  This is not sarcastically said or flippantly said it is “our truth“. Continue reading “RA – The Emotional Side Of Having Rheumatoid Arthritis”

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