The Challenges of RA when you’re an only Child

I’m a 58 year old woman, who has had RA for over 30 years. I’m now really seeing more difficulties. I hate it. I have grandchildren and I want to spend time with them, but it is difficult because I’m either in so much pain or I want to sleep. My father is still living and is 80 years young. He just suffered a heart attack on Monday. This is not what I need now. Plus on top of that he has stage 3 lung cancer and was suppose to start treatment next week. Plus on top of that I have a 39 year old son who lives in an apartment in our basement. He is legally blind and suffers from immune problems. He spent four and half years in Iraq. For myself I push my self to keep going because people need me. I don’t want the RA to win. There are days I could just stay in bed and never get up.

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