My mother has always panicked about getting RA as my gran had it. She hasn't got it but I was diagnosed with a severe and aggressive form in September this year. I haven the responded to treatment and the disease is in every joint right down to my collar bone. Last week I was forced to go off sick after battling it for four months.
The thing is I feel really annoyed at my mum. Her and her sister have taken the attitude that it's nothing serious. My aunt said pah there are drugs to cure it now, she's just a drama queen and my mum just goes on about how the mild osteo in her hip is the worst thing ever. She spends her time telling me how upset she is that the Doctor won't treat the pain my brother hasn't in his shoulder!
The last few weeks have been particularly bad for me pain wise. My mother is on holiday for a few weeks with her sister, I just get messages about what a great time she's having. Except today when she messaged me to say a friend there has RA in one leg but it hasn't stopped him and he's managed to keep happy, though the hospital ignore him. I replied with a curt. Well if I only had it in my leg I'd be happy too.
Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing? It's really beginning to annoy me. I'm not looking for oodles of sympathy from them just a little more empathy.