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Hello my story is pretty much scary. I work in the medical field and suddenly my life went down hill. It started with the FIBROMYALGIA and then with a herniated disc and then the RA. I had surgery in my neck. I have two plates and four screws I have two screws in my right thumb. I’ve had three surgeries in my right shoulder and had a arthroscopic in my right knee. They removed my meniscus on September of 2016 and today Monday, May 8th, 2017 I had a shot in my right knee. This is not easy but praying to God to help me and all of you out there living with this condition. Thanks for hearing me.

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  • Richard Faust moderator
    2 years ago

    Sorry to hear that you are struggling IMatos, but glad you have come to a place where you can get information and support.

    Unfortunately, RA (like other autoimmune conditions) is prone to comorbidities. This article from our editorial team looks at RA and fibromyalgia:

    You mention your faith, which made me think of this recent article from one of our contributors, kat-elton, where she says “Life is about change and life is about faith. There are no guarantees and nothing ever stays the same.” One reading of this can be that when things are not so good; with faith, support and hard work – they can get better.

    Please know that you are always welcome here and keep us posted on how you are doing. Best, Richard ( Team)

  • Lauren Tucker moderator
    2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story with us and being so open and honest with all you have been through.
    Sorry things have gone downhill. You are not alone here and our community is here to support you along your RA journey.
    Reach out anytime.
    Lauren ( Team)

  • IMatos author
    2 years ago

    Thanks Lauren

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