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RA-The Illusion of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Disease

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I am the face of Rheumatoid Arthritis
I smile when all I want to do is cry
I cry when all I want to do is sleep
I can’t sleep even though I’m so tired I can’t even think
I can’t think because my mind is so confused by medication
My medication may work but it’s making me sick
I’m sick because of the side effects of all of this medication
This medication is the gateway to my fatigue
The fatigue rules me day and night leaving me drained
I’m drained and I’m unable to figure out how to make myself move
When I move I realize I’ve lost so many of my abilities
My abilities are limited and I stare into the face of guilt
Guilt is with me when I get up and when I lay down loading me with depression
Depression has become my constant companion and I can’t seem to leave it behind me
I try hard to leave it behind but this disease just won’t let me
It all leaves me tired, worn out, frustrated and filled with loneliness
Loneliness, another one of my enemies but did I mention my pain
My pain is real and not in my head like so many has said
Many say this because they can’t see all that I feel
The illusion of Rheumatoid Arthritis! Continue reading “RA-The Illusion of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Disease”

RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis-I Am Chronic

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If I tell you I am sick, do you believe me.  If I tell you I have Rheumatoid Arthritis will you understand me. If I tell you I will always suffer with this disease are you with me and if I tell you I am chronic will you be with me!!  RA the disease with so many questions and very few answers but it is chronic. Continue reading “RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis-I Am Chronic”

RA- Fatigue The Battle Of A Life Time

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You wake up if you have the luxury of sleeping at all, try your best to get your day going but there is something holding you down, Fatigue. That thing that’s weighing on you like a ton of bricks, that thing that’s sucking your energy from you from your head to your toes. You can’t move no matter how hard you try, no matter how hard you will your body to get up and go. The bed at this time is your ally. You lay in it when you can’t move or when you reach for it for support when you stumble back as you try to stand up but find that you just can’t. Our fatigue is not just being tired, it is being exhausted. It is a feeling you can’t explain to others to make them understand. Fatigue, yes we’re all so familiar with it. Continue reading “RA- Fatigue The Battle Of A Life Time”

RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis-You Can’t Imagine My Pain

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Rheumatoid Arthritis do people really know what this disease is and what it does to those who suffer with it? You and I do. It is painful, painful, painful. No one can imagine our pain.

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RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-I Just Didn’t Know

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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-Is It Really Hard To Believe

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Having Rheumatoid Arthritis is so unpredictable for us which means each day is a day that may or may not be okay.  We are always riddled with pain but the different levels is the key that makes that determination.  Not knowing what’s in store for us makes it difficult to know how our day will be for us and those in and around our lives.  So when we say, Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis is a Life filled with uncertainties, limitations, hurt and pain, know it is the truth.  Is it really that hard to believe!! Continue reading “RA- Rheumatoid Arthritis-Is It Really Hard To Believe”

RA-Can I Tell You Something About It

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When I say I am sick, what do you think I mean. When I say to you I am so tired, can you see that I really am. When I say I hate all of the medicines I have to take, do you wonder why.  When I say all of this is because I have “Rheumatoid Arthritis”, do you know what I’m talking about or do you think I’m being weak and a complainer without knowing or understanding my honest truth.  Can I tell you something about it!! Continue reading “RA-Can I Tell You Something About It”

RA-Are You Carrying The Burden of Blame For Having Rheumatoid Arthritis

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WE ARE NOT TO BLAME

Life changes for many reasons, it’s how those changes are handled that determines the outcome.  For each of us Rheumatoid Arthritis has brought tremendous change into our lives and with it our ongoing battle to know just what to do to make those changes easier. With Rheumatoid Arthritis our lives as we knew it is gone, changed forever.  With those changes have come loss physically and mentally with us and those we love.  Are you blaming yourself? Continue reading “RA-Are You Carrying The Burden of Blame For Having Rheumatoid Arthritis”

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