I'm new here and yes, I'm in pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis and If I sit very very still with ice packs on my knees, I can believe the pain is gone and I can bounce out of bed and off to work.
Then I have to pee and reality sets in.
I miss my job, my friends and a glass of wine with dinner. Heck, I miss dinner most of the time.
When I was diagnosed with RA I was actually glad to finally know what was going on and assumed the doctor would give me a pill and life would pick up where it left off. I had no idea how much worse it was going to get and that my friends and employer, who laughed at me, would not take it seriously and use it against me.
Now I'm terrified of becoming homeless with no one to turn to. I'm a tough lady but at times this is too much for me to handle alone but alone I am and fighting back is all I have left.
So sorry that you are dealing with RA. Welcome to the group. You will find that everyone here is dealing with something most are dealing with multiple somethings.. You will also find friendship and understanding. We all try to support eachother and share ideas. Sometimes just knowing that you are not alone makes a difference. Welcome to our little group.
Cjhepburn, welcome to the group... You keep on doing what you are doing and FIGHT!!! It is a daily struggle when you have multiple diagnosis and chronic pain that makes you practically bedridden. We are all here, together, and we lean on one another, support one another, vent, yell, laugh, cry and also cling to our faith and our prayers to help us get through. Just know you will never be alone when you are part of this community. You come here at any time, any day and there will be a multitude of people here to help you.
Sorry this is happening to you.💕 But know you are not alone, because us on here are all here for you, we fight with you & have some of the feelings you do. We are here to discuss different or similar situations,answer or ask question,we are all here to stay strong TOGETHER.You may find someone very similar on here and it will be the best thing for you! We are all suffering just some in different ways.