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Breaking up with my Rheumy

I cannot begin to describe how angry I was yesterday.  I feel completely ignored and abandoned by my rheumy.  To cut a long and very unsettling appointment short, she basically told me my joint pain isn’t RA any more because that’s “under control”.  397 more words


Living in Limbo

I am feeling a little introspective tonight,  so much of my life seems to be in-between things at the moment, it’s almost as if I have been put on pause, and I have no control over when the play button is next pressed.  410 more words


Get used to it

It’s hard to pinpoint when I got used to being a diabetic. I’ve had this disease for 27 years now and I’ve accepted it as part of who I am. 465 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Failure is a State of Mind

I’ve just been scrolling through one of the Rheumatoid Arthritis forums,  and I stopped to very gently comment and support a fellow poster because she felt she was a failure.  521 more words


Facing the Thief that is RA

I have avoided writing about this so far because it feels like a failure, in fact the biggest failure of my life. But I promised myself when I started this blog it would be honest, in the hope that maybe it could help others, so here goes. 613 more words


What do you need to know?

Over the course of Arthritis Awareness Month I’ve read a number of really good lists, 10 things I wish I knew about RA, 15 things you shouldn’t do with RA etc. 1,247 more words


Poem - Count

When the pain is so bad and you’re wanting to die, count the good stuff. 
When your heartbeat betrays you by beating on regardless, when your breath keeps on coming in between sobs of pain, count the good stuff. 184 more words