My life has been turned upside down from RA!
I'm 28 I was diagnosed with RA four years ago since then my life has gone down hill . My doctor said I have had RA since I was a teenager because of all of the damage that my body has. I have had four surgeries in the past two years one neck , two back and shoulder RA has destroyed my body I have tried several treatments none have worked I'm on pain medication and prednisone I tried Humira I'm about to start IV infusions of Remicade so we will see if it makes my life livable.
I'm not living right now. This is not living. It's just not dying. I have 3 young children 8, 5 and 4 if it wasn't for my wife I wouldn't have survived this. My kids keep me going, they make me get up everyday! But they have to see me in pain all the time and I hate it they are always worried about me and that's the worst part I try to put a smile on and not let them see me in pain. But they still know I want my old life back when I was full of energy and happy it has taken it's toll on everybody around me. They are just aggravated at me all the time like it's my fault they have no idea what i go through everyday I wake up in pain to bed in pain can't cook or do simple things like cook or clean house, so the people who have to do it for me complain about it like I want people doing everything for me. I hate it. I'm a grown women that can't do anything for herself or kids then people complain you couldn't survive one day of my life!
So I hate you RA thanks for ruining mine and my family's life cause its just misery right now. People post on here how they are not going to let RA ruin their life. It's not a choice I made. It just did!
When was your last flare?