33yo F with RA for 1.5 years now. Left my job as a music therapist to move to “city life” and RA began to progress. I now have a desk job with good benefits. I might perish from boredom. Questions I have:
1) How do you plan for a career with RA? Do I stay at the boring desk job for fear that the RA will rise and fall over time? What other careers are out there that I can do at home (w/o being a computer tech or bookkeeping person?)
2) I haven’t been on vacation since RA– sometimes the planning, walking, airports, etc. seems daunting. But being stuck in a car for road trip doesn’t sound awesome either sometimes…
3) If I want to move someday– how the heck am I going to help? “lift until it hurts” is not an option anymore! lol Hiring movers may not be a financial option that I have.
4) I want a dog in the near future-but they are ALOT of work! Anyone with pets have tips? Any breed recommendations for an almost non active person …. I need a low maintenance dog, if possible!
I’m at the edge of acceptance and trying to fit the “me with RA” perspective into my current life. Currently feeling a little bit “stuck” and planning anything in advance seems a bit impossible – I apologize for sounding negative, its raining out and I’m achy. 😛
any and all advice is appreciated! take care and be well!