There are many things the consultant tells you about RA but not the feeling of being under house arrest. I have been inside now for nearly a week, I have been taken off my medication because of my wcc and my arthritis seems to be having a field day. I live in a first floor flat so I can't even go sit in the garden without causing excrutiating pain on the stairs. How do you guys cope? My hands are all mangled like captain hooks hook and if i watch any more rom coms I might just jump out the window :-). I'm in need of any ideas or stories of what you do when your under house arrest?