My Life

Last updated: October 2022

I am 53 soon to be 54 years old. I once was a very active woman.

I did manly labor and loved working in my yard. I kept my house spotless. Not anymore since RD has struck my body.

How RA impacts my life

I still try to cook a somewhat decent meal for my husband every day. If I don’t feel well he understands.

I was diagnosed on 8/17/2022. I had been in pain for years and didn’t think anything of it.

I thought it was because of getting older and doing the kind of work I have done. I could handle the pain until the fatigue hit and I was keeping a low-grade fever.

I went to my PCP and he told me I’m positive for RA.

What keeps me going

Thank God for blessing me with an understanding husband. He has read all about RD and he goes to my appointments with me.

I am also a type 1 diabetic, have beat cancer, and survived a heart attack, and mini-strokes. I have a 3-year-old grandson that is my everything. He is what makes me want to thrive.

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