Hello.. My name is Kim church. I am 47 years old and I live in Jonesborough, Tennessee. I'm married with three daughters and one grandson. I was diagnoised with Ra when I was 41. I was in bad shape before for years but just could not get my dr's to believe me. They just kept saying I wanted pain med. I finally got a dr who cared enough to to run a ra panel after I had went to him several times in severe pain and very swollen joints. My ra panel come back extremely high and he got me into a ra dr quick. I have ra, sjorens syndrome and now Im in beginning stages of vasculitis. My ra is extremely aggressive and everytime my dr puts me on a strong ra med I end up in the hospital with pneumonia so my ra meds help but not to the full extent I would want them to. I had to quit my job about four years ago which killed me cause I'm very social. Now I stay home and sometimes I have good days, bad days and very bad days.
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