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Pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis

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”

Rheumatoid Arthritis-How Has This Disease Affected Our Lives and Tormented Us

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Have I become my disease!  Have I let what it has done to me affect the people and things in my life that are important to me the way it has affected me!  That is tough because having Rheumatoid Arthritis is bound to change who you are and how you are. It changes how you cope, think and respond to everything in your life, making you a symptom of a life that is filled with symptoms from a disease that is known as Rheumatoid Arthritis.  A disease that has not been accepted for the damaging disease that it is.  One that has us dealing with a myriad of affects that affect every aspect of our lives. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-How Has This Disease Affected Our Lives and Tormented Us”

RA-Finding Our Voice Through Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Have you sat down weary or maybe stood in the mirror, looked at yourself and wondered “Why did I get this disease”.  Yes I’m sure we’ve all at some point wondered that but in reality we know it was the Will of God.  Not for punishment but because this is just a part of life and we just happened to be the ones to get Rheumatoid Arthritis. Continue reading “RA-Finding Our Voice Through Rheumatoid Arthritis”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes

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SEE WHAT WE SAY-SEE OUR TRUTHS

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a debilitating chronic disease.  You may or may not see it but if you can’t, don’t let my looks deceive you? What I may look like does not mean that’s how I may feel.  I am sick with a disease that you just may not be able to see from the outside but it is tearing me down from the inside.  So see what we say is our truths, look into the depths of our eyes and see all that we say we feel is real.  Take a look, tell me what you see!!!

When you look at me tell me, What Do You See:
Do I look okay
Do I look healthy
Do I look happy
Do I look lonely
Do I look sad
Do I look overwhelmed
Do I look confused; Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes”

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”

RA-Not An Ordinary Disease

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My body is wracked with constant pain
I don’t know how I’m able to sustain
I’m tired, weak and dealing with fierce fatigue
This disease really has my body under siege. Continue reading “RA-Not An Ordinary Disease”

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”

RA-Look At The Face of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Look At My Face

Look at my face
Can you see my heart race
As the tears began to flow
For the many things you just don’t know.

Look at my face
Do you see the pain there
Stand by me, take your place
Show me you’re with me and you care.

Look at my face 
Does it show I’m so tired and worn
That I’m really sorry, I know you may need your space
That’s why I am so bitterly torn.

Look at my face
I have a disease I truly hate
One that is always up for constant debate
One that is my destiny, my life, my fate.

Look at face
I’m searching for a kind word
And a little understanding and truth that needs to be heard
If this were so, our reality wouldn’t be so blurred.

Look at my face
Can you see the uncertainty in my life
Though I’m trying day after day to handle this strife.
No matter what I do, I can’t get away from this hateful space.

Look at face
You see I just cannot give in
To this hard and bitter race
Because, as hard as it gets, I can’t let Rheumatoid Arthritis win!

Be Blessed.

 

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Incurable Disease

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Hearing those painful words with fear and sadness came with hearing “You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis”.  These two words would change our lives forever but we just did not know how much.  Words that had more power than we thought at the time possible  But this was just the beginning of our of saga with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Incurable Disease”

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