My Life

Rheumatoid arthritis has impacted my life in various ways. I remember, I was 20 years old, when I found out and was diagnosed. I went to many doctors, who kept saying that I was too young to have it. But I knew better.

I've come to learn my limits with RA

We've come a long way since then. Which was back in 1990. Just like many other people, I felt sorry for myself and kept asking why me. But a few years of that and the right rheumatologist, I soon changed my tune.

It took some time to get to know my own body

There were times when I would get angry with my body, because it wouldn't do what I wanted it to do. But over the years I finally learned my limits, and found out, when I hurt, to rest and then I would feel better and could go on. It just takes a lot of patience. You have to get to know your own body. And learn your limits and learn to love yourself.

Take your time. Be patient. Listen to your body.

It's taught me to take my time with things. That I don't always have to be in a hurry. It's also taught me that everybody isn't the same. We all are different, and what works for one person, doesn't necessarily, work for others.
Listen to your body, and learn what makes it feel better, and what makes it not.

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