Hi there I'm adding this photo its a snapshot I took from a medical website, I can't remember which, however I found it a good explanation as my rheumatologist had already explained I came in the 5 in 100 people , I have had too many other people compare there RA to why can't I just get on with it like they do. You know the ones who come in the 20 in 100 who only have very mild symptoms.
I used this photo to show a work college why I'm not like her and why I don't just get a niggle in fingers or the odd aches and pains as this work college explains hers, she really thinks I'm over reacting my wheelchair is a con, etc etc
So I thought this may be useful for TIlda with her friend comparing her daughter and for anyone else subject to ignorant people.
I know any form off RA is bad and in no way do I want this to come across as mines worse than yours kind off thing, I just found it helpful myself in explaining the differences so wanted to share so others could too
Hope everyone sleeps well tonight