i am so fed up with people ,, last night i went out for a drink, the first time in along time , when out i saw somebody i have not seen for some years , when chatting to him i noticed a copper band on his wrist , so asked him what is the copper band for ?? he replied , arthritis in my knee , i told i had arthritis too , i asked what type he were suffering from , he didnt know , but knew it was arthritis , he told me to get a copper band it will get you sorted , i noticed you seem abit stiff , get one of these he said .. since i started wearing this i dont get any problems with my knee anymore , at this point i did try to explain that some aches and pains are put down to arthritis , an some kinds of arthritis are more severe then others , i also explained how im on in total around 60 odd tablets a week to control my pain .. when he peplied by saying get what of these you wont need to take all that S##T , i did think iam just wasting my time here .. i was not looking for self pity , but still got very angry and upset when he didnt see arthritis as a big deal , just a simple pain that a copper band can sort out , so i thought i will give this one last go , an went into more detail about how arthritis can cause disability an be very painful illness , at this point his mate joined in on the conversation , his view was it can be a disability for them that want it to be , he knew someone who claims benefits for his arthritis an they isnt anything wrong with him . it was at this piont i couldnt take part in this conversation anylonger , i felt very upset and made a polite good bye and walked away ..
to many people spread the wrong word about arthritis . its not a little pain in the knee that a copper band will sort out , if someone is on benefits with arthritis , i am sure he/she would give anything to be back working again and be painfree ..
by question is.. IS RA , JUST A FEW ACHES AND PAINS ?? What is the worst type of Arthritis ??