Hi, welcome to Fiery Bones! I was diagnosed with RA in September, 2017. So yeah, I am still learning how to deal with this. It's been hell of a ride so far and RA still keeps surprising me every single day! In complete honesty, I have still not accepted the new reality, much to the distress of my doctors. Pre-RA, I was quite an adventure junkie and still look forward to continue doing them - just a matter of time! I am a closed person who would bottle up emotions, so opening up about RA has not been easy. But I realized this unwanted companion is here to stay and through reading stories of other people who are going through a similar or even more challenging roller coaster would help deal with this more fiercely! So a big shout out - to all the RA warriors!
- Pooja Panchamia