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Hello, I'm new here!

enthusiatjc
enthusiatjc

Hello, I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 15 years now. I am 30 now and got it at the age of 15. It has been a roller coaster ride. It has disrupted so much for me, but it has also made me stronger.

I am in the process of changing my career. I was a dentist (probably the worst profession for someone with RA). I thought I could do it, that I wouldn't let my disease stop me from doing what I want. But it did. I am moving into healthcare analytics. It is a tough road ahead, and I'm looking for some support.

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Hi - we are a mad lot but welcome 🙃None of us want to be here but we're a mind of information. Well done you for pursuing your ambitions; that takes guts and determination! Everyday is different for us all and most of us do pretty well. Keep in touch ☺

enthusiatjc
enthusiatjc
in reply to Moomin8

Thanks for the warm welcome! :)

Hi and welcome !

You'll find bucket loads of support on here

enthusiatjc
enthusiatjc
in reply to Eiram50

Thanks! :)

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to enthusiatjc

There are lots of well informed compassionate folk here, always willing to listen. Lots of humour too!

Having said this, 15 years, you may be able to offer us a lot.

Well done having the courage to continue to push yourself in what can be a daily battle .

Look forward to hearing more from you in due course.

Marie

enthusiatjc
enthusiatjc
in reply to Eiram50

Absolutely! I'm here to help and be helped :) Being able to share our struggles and victories definitely makes a big difference.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to enthusiatjc

Can be a real life saver!

Welcome! I've not been on here long but it is brilliant- full of kind, lovely and helpful people x

Hi enthusiastjc and welcome to the gang. I hope you find this forum a lifesaver just as I did. Lovely compassionate, friendly and informed people who know what it's like and happy to offer a listening ear if you need it. Hugs

Jan

enthusiatjc
enthusiatjc
in reply to Gnarli

Thanks for the warm welcome, Jan!

Welcome x

Welcome ! xx

Welcome , 🌹

I'm new as well , although diagnosed 1year ago !!

Some lovely and friendly people here , I am positive we will gain new friends , with similar battles .

Take care

Hello! Like you I was diagnosed as a teen at 14. Now 22 years later I'm still going 😂. I've had both my hips replaced and cataracts as well. I only found HealthUnlocked last year but there are some great people on here. I hope your change in career goes well! 😁

enthusiatjc
enthusiatjc
in reply to ruth_p

Thanks, Ruth! I hope I have the courage and positive attitude to go on like you do :)

Welcome xx

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