Learning How to Live With RA

Last updated: February 2023

I’ve always been a very active person, raising 3 of my own children, my eldest having serious development problems and epilepsy, plus fostering 4 more from one family, plus caring for my husband who has serious heart/diabetes, plus caring for my elderly infirm dad.

Anger, envy, and RA

Now to come to this, RA plus OA plus other health issues. Needing to use a walker indoors and w/chair when out.

I see people a lot older than me walking to the local shops, or walking to catch a bus and although I don’t mean to be, I feel so very envious and angry with myself that I can’t do those things.

I’ve been told that I need to see lack of mobility as a new way of living which I need to adjust to, and while that makes sense, it doesn’t stop those feelings of envy.

Thank you for listening, Maureen55!

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