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Kathy’s Tale

Hello everybody. My Dr diagnosed RA about a month ago. I never realised how painful it could be. I’ve suffered osteo for years and also I am diabetic type 1. I am waiting to see a consultant but the appt I am waiting for won’t be until 13th June, ages off. I have started eating what I have looked online for which is foods for RA people and tbh it has helped me quite a but. I have now decided that I will try to work through the pain with a cheeky attitude and not give into it. The nights and mornings are the worst but I am determined to carry on with the diets and stretching exercises. Would love to get in the bath for a hood long soak but unfortunately my knees have gone as well……haha…..I think I’m ready for the knackers yard……no I’m only joking. I try and laugh as much as possible because it makes me feel much better. Anyway folks all of you take care. I will come back with news from my consultation. Xxxx

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  • Franki King moderator
    6 months ago

    Laughter is the best medicine! Your positivity is enlightening. I hope the consultation went well. Thanks for being a part of our community. -Franki (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

  • Lawrence 'rick' Phillips moderator
    7 months ago

    KathyCass, welcome to our community. I also have type 1 diabetes. I am so sorry you are hurting and I hope you can find some relief. Take care and do check in. w

  • Leanne Donaldson moderator
    7 months ago

    Sounds like you have a great attitude about the whole thing @kathycass ! I am so glad that you have been able to notice a little difference with dietary changes, especially with diabetes also on your plate (so to speak 😉 ). There is something about a good laugh that makes you feel worlds better.
    Welcome to the RA family and please do come back and let us know how your consultation goes! Oh, and if you ever get around to that nice, long bath, don’t forget to add some Epsom salt, it works wonders! -Leanne, Community Moderator

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