It's my birthday!

It's a sunny day, I'm 56 and after 31 years of active RA I've accepted that every early morning step will be a painful one, I'm always optimistic, raise funds for my local NHS and feel blessed with effort and help I receive, it's been a long journey, 24 operations (4 in the last three months) and another two in the pipeline, I'm so glad that newly diagnosed RA patients have access to much better control and will rarely have the joint deformities of us old timers, steroids, biologics, disease modifying ......yes I've had them all. I'm celebrating my day with coffee and friendship my body may have changed but my friends haven't, yes I'm truly blessed!

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