Hi all, I've been diagnosed with RA for about 5 years but had a lovely period of remission until just before summer holidays (I work as a learning mentor in schools in UK). I had a big flare up, this is the first time my RA has affected me in this job. I had to finish the term working from home and doing my sessions. It meant I couldn't do a couple of other aspects of my job.
I have been questioned about my ability to do my job, which at the time I couldn't answer as I didn't know if it was a flare or RA is back.
I work in a field where the busier you are the more affirmation you receive. That goes for outside of work too, and I am not a parent. So it is difficult to explain fatigue or tiredness when it is usually measured by being a busy parent, working long hours, managing a household and exercising.
I need to arm myself with ways to explain how I feel. If anyone has experience of this I would appreciate advice. I just want to feel good enough.