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Life is a mystery

Hi everyone,
I am 49 years old. I was officially diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren’s in August 2011. May 2016 I added osteoporosis to my list. I work full-time, married to the most wonderful man for 30 years, 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I love to read advice that any of you can give me. I don’t mean to sound rude but I don’t like to read any depressing or negative posts. It can be hard to stay upbeat as it is (having diseases). I know some of you have worse diseases, symptoms and/or living situation. I don’t want to be in competition for who has it worse in life and health. I just want friends who can give good advice and keep each other positive. Thanks for reading my story.

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  • Carla Kienast
    3 years ago

    First, welcome to the site. You’ve come to the right place if you want a great place for sharing and support by people who are walking in your shoes. I, too, have RA and Sjogren’s (diagnosed in 2008). As you know, some days are better than others. If I were to offer you any advice, it would be to keep that positive attitude that you so obviously have. There are definitely challenges, but it’s how you approach them that makes the difference in your life. Otherwise, know that you now have a community that is here for you and stands ready to support you.

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