Adaptation: Learning to Live with RA

The change in seasons has prompted musings on life changes at MyRACentral:

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
-           John Lennon

No one ever plans for a chronic illness, writing down "develop rheumatoid arthritis" complete with hearts enthusiastically dotting the I’s on their list of things to accomplish in life. We plan for going to college, finding love, having kids, learning to speak a second language or play the guitar and mastering the art of perfect cinnamon toast. But medication, pain and fatigue? Definitely not on the short list."

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AlisonH said…
"The trick is to believe that you can, to know you have the strength and ability to bounce back."

Amen. And you do. And your dad was a peach!
Anonymous said…
I would like to suggest you visit and look into low dose, long term antibiotic therapy.
There is also a book you can read on the subject. "The New Arthritis Breakthrough, Including Dr. Brown's classic, The Road Back by Henry Scammell"
I can't offer much in the way of info, since I am new to it myself, but I sure wish someone would've told me about it years ago.
Take care,