I know should count myself as one of the lucky ones so wanted to share a positive blog.
I was diagnosed this year. At the time I had terrible pain and swelling in my left ankle, right knee and both hands.
I had a steriod injection about a month ago - rested as I was told to.
At present I seem to be in some sort of remission. I have a bit of a stiff thumb and the right knee is a bit 'creaky' but other than that I am able to lead a very normal life.
I have never been prescribed any medication - I am pleased about that as I hate taking any tablets
I sympathise with everyone who has RA so much more seriously than I appear to have at the moment and who are in constant pain but I plan to continue with my positive attitude for as long as possible and keep myself active and well - continue with a job that I love and do things with my family.