Hi, it's the first time I have joined a community blog and I have been touched by the honesty and rawness of peoples comments.
I was diagnosed with RA in 2000 - how to celebrate the Millenium
It came on very suddenly, and I went from running half marathons to crawling up and down the stairs. How much does this disease hurt and exhaust you?
'Fortunately', it has mainly settled in my wrists - have had left one fused (great success) and am due for partial wrist replacement of right one next month (yikes).
So, I am still running and refuse to give up - I would be unbearable if I had to stop. I hate taking the drugs and take a low dose MTX to keep things bearable - my knees have started hurting though so will have to watch that.
Working is tough; lugging a laptop around is excruiating but I want to be judged as an equal at work so haven't told anyone - think they may notice when my wrist is in plaster for a month though...
So, a bit of a ramble, but maybe it will help me to finally accept that this thing isn't going to go away!
Happy rainy Bank Holiday to all.