I was diagnosed with RA about a year ago and am currently on sulfasalazine and hydroxy but still feel in pain so am going to start on a low dose of methotrexate which I hope will help.
My natural reaction to this type of thing is to put on a brave face and get on with it, I was diagnosed with MS a few years ago and now I don't know which of these diseases is causing my current issues and I don't know how to explain to people that I spend most days telling them everything is ok but actually things are quite tough.
I don't specifically know what I want or need people to do so I don't mention it. I live alone, with family close at hand, but when I see friends I tend to pretend there is nothing different and I'm the same as I've always been. I feel that I'm missing out as I can't do what my friends do, just getting through a week is a triumph for me. How can I make others appreciate that as much as I want to do the things they do, I just can't, but I am still the same me??
Sorry to moan and whinge but this place has helped me in the past so thought this might be the best place to start.