My Maturing Relationship With RA

Have you ever been in a relationship you didn’t ask for and couldn’t get out of? That’s how I felt when I met rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in January of 2004. Our introduction was painful and those first years of getting to know each other were less than ideal. There was a lot of crying, yelling, and many misunderstandings on my part. Looking back, I was immature in what it meant to be connected to an autoimmune disease such as this and wasn’t ready for the demands it put on me. RA brought out a side of me that wasn’t pretty — lots of hyperventilating, tears, panic, and doubt in my future.

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One thought on “My Maturing Relationship With RA

  1. Cathy – perfectly said. RA can't control us always – much as it may want to. Thru time and experience we learn how to manage and not let it lead our lives. I've learned that thru trial and error. Still there are times that RA is winning (like now) and times that I'm winning. But I will continue the fight.

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