This week I decided to join some online RA communities, including this one, for support. For a few days I also kept a detailed diary. Here are three things I've learned this week.
Online communities definitely help me to gain a better perspective on my RA. In addition to this one, I've found PatientsLikeMe and RA Guy (blog and Facebook) to be particularly informative and supportive.
RA symptoms vary a great deal and are unpredictable. I have been fighting the symptoms but from now on I'm going to try to accept them - dancing rather than fighting.
I worry too much and too often. From now onwards I'm going to worry in the morning and then stop. No worrying after lunchtime - it's the law!