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Trying to maintain

I'm living each day in pain. I have Rheumatoid arthritis and severe inflammation that just won't go away. It's a struggle to get out of bed each and everyday. It's to the point where it has affected my joints on other parts of my body . I can't even open a water bottle anymore. As much as I want to say I'm fighting , it has clearly taken over my body. I am depressed and stressed out all the time. I can't even do the things I am used to doing like working out, running, and even drawing. I am on medication for it, but it's not helping. Even though I have the love and support of my family. I don't have any support mentally. I pray everyday for this pain to go away. I changed up my diet and everything . I know god will make a way like he always does. The pain is just unbearable sometimes and I wish i could maintain the pain then maybe I can go back to feeling somewhat normal....can anyone relate???

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I have found that I've felt that same way at times and like you, I know that God doesn't give me more than I can handle without a way of escape. I try to think about the things I can still do, which sometimes isn't much, but I thank God for each day I have anyway. We don't know how long we have left on this earth but God does & I want to live each day to to honor Him. I feel bad until I see someone else who is worse off than me. Then I feel guilty about whining. I pray for you my friend, that you find relief & peace. May God store your spirit of happiness & give you joy. Take care & God bless.

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Thank you so much for those words of encouragement . Much needed. I think the biggest struggle that I am having is thinking positive about my situation and not negative all of the time . I am not used to this so negative is all I think about because it feels like the pain isn’t going away. But talking it out with other people who share similar situations it does help mentally. It gives me some kind of hope and it lets me know that I am not alone .

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Like you wouldn’t believe. I wished that I could find my some kind of normalcy to take care of myself and my family.

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It might not seem like your old "norm" I found it's my new "norm" & go from there. That way when I have better days it's so much better. Oh, well, I tried. I'll take any day for now. We just had a funeral for my 60 y/o niece, to a vehicle accident. So any day I wake up & breathe I thank God.

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