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In my day-to-day life my rheumatoid arthritis has not been as bad as RA can be.  I have been Blessed to be a person that was able to get mine diagnosed early which has definitely been beneficial for me. Early detection has enabled me to live my life in a way that I am so grateful for.  For those that have to struggle so much harder day-to-day than I do, I pray for you.

I sit and wonder how did I get this disease.  It is genetic?  I’m not sure.  I haven’t been able to determine that fact.  I do have a sister that has a more progressed form than I do and I know what she has gone through and how much she has suffered to reach the point where this disease has brought her. I look at her and I feel for her.  To know the pain she has suffered and those like her is a part of my struggle.  I hurt emotionally for her and I feel pain physically for myself. Continue reading “RA – My Prayer – My Hope – My Struggle – My Victory”