Hello. I have RA in my hands/feet and find that fine motor skills are a lot harder for me than gross motor skills. Doing things like drying dishes is harder for me than carrying heavy boxes.
Does anybody else experience this? Are there any things that I can do to help with fine motor activities?
Relating with others who don't have RA
People often assume what I am capable of doing and therefore push me into a certain role/job which isn't necessarily what is best for me to do. They take over when I am carrying boxes, but hand me a towel when there are dishes to be dried.
Being misunderstood is too common with RA
It is really frustrating because people can't seem to comprehend this, but I feel really bad telling them otherwise. I don't like telling people about my RA
and nobody asks, so I keep it in, which I know isn't really a good thing. I try to keep my pain
hidden because I don't want to be a bother or a burden. Does anybody have any tips or suggestions for handling situations like this? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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