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The cartilage around my ribs started aching just reading this comment, Rick! Do you get residual pain from the surgeries? Are there any exercises that help?
I’ve been suffering with JIA also known as RA since I was born, pain is normal to me. I didn’t know facts number 3 so thank you for that
I’m sorry you have to deal with this kind of pain Nanaamc! But I’m glad it’s only occassionally.
And, thank you!! Climbing was always important to me and it defined me as a person. I know I should do it as often as I do and not push myself but I can’t help it. I have not quite let go of the person I was before the RA!
Hey Dave! Thank you so much for commenting! I’m glad you liked my article! I’m sorry you had to deal with this type of pain for so long. It’s definitely an awkward place just because it seems like everything is connected to it!
I am still surprised by how my RA affects my body. It truly is a systematic condition! Thanks again ~Monica
Amen,, I to have a disability parking sticker, and get strange looks, but just because my disease, disability may be invisable to others doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
Thank you for sharing your father’s legacy that he instilled in you and your own personal journey in acknowledging your own courage. You have written beautifully about the power we have to get back up after each knock down, and your words are inspiring. Thank you for being in our community! All the best, Tamara
Thanks for sharing, CynthiaV! There’s definitely a reason why we RA warriors often wish each other “gentle hugs.” It’s amazing how painful a well-intentioned touch can be. Sending YOU gentle hugs, Tamara