I've had RA flare ups since I was a child. Sometimes with huge gaps and I'm like many of us , apart from the joint damage left by these flare ups try to forget I have it. My left hip is due to be replaced but I've been hanging on , even though the surgeon has said he will do it asap. Well last week I went to London to visit my daughter and she had to,pop to,meet a friend for an hour. Her partner was being nice and took me to his fav Italian for cake, well I had to walk miles up and down stairs too ..I've been in so much pain since... People just don't seem to get that even though I'm on the list for a new hip , I can't walk miles. Now I'm struggling to work which is again on my feet all day. I don't want to be a person who say I've got RA all the time just difficult to balance staying well. I've already had a right hip replacement and recovered well. I had my last big flare up after doing too long days at work ........ I would recommend anyone with RA to take care between flare ups because my experience is if you don't it comes back to tap,you right on the shoulder to say I'm back .....
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