I have told her of the diagnosis of severe RA but obviously she does not understand the disease. I would love to be recovering but fat chance of that. I have been in an almost constant flare for almost a year now. It got so bad that I was on crutches for months. That was the last time that I seen her. Sometimes I think that whenever I try to talk about RA and how it affects the body they all tune me out. Only explanation I have for the question of recovering.