Since receiving my diagnosis of RA, I have thrown myself into research and reading. Let’s be real: it ALL sounds pretty bleak. This site has been tremendously helpful and I often find myself turning to it when I’m at a loss, feeling bad or am in search of elusive answers. It can be pretty depressing. I find myself wondering: is this disease as awful as it seems, or are there any positive aspects of having chronic disease, unrelenting pain and indescribable fatigue. C’mon, I dare you! Let me know the positive side(s) of RA.