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RA Can…RA Cannot

After I thought of all the things RA can do, I came to a realization of what RA can’t do.

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  • Lawrence 'rick' Phillips moderator
    2 years ago

    RA cannot ruin my laughter. Nothing can do that.

  • Larry Sawyer
    2 years ago

    Karla
    I believe that short film 100%, the GI surgeon who took out my colon in 1986 told me that I had something really weird going on. He had know explanation for the associated level 8,9 joint pains’ except that they were in the literature as sometimes part of UC. He said, “People who have what you have are eIther well or sick. If you choose to be well, you can work through the pain and fatigue and you will be well, If you choose to be sick, you will be really sick and die. I choose to be well and I am still here at 75

  • Richard Faust moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Larry. Just to follow up on Karla’s comment. One of our other contributors wrote here about research finding that a positive attitude can help RA patients: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/pain-relieving-happiness/. “Patients with a more positive attitude experienced less pain and fewer symptoms.” Wishing you many more years of choosing to be well. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

  • Carla Kienast author
    2 years ago

    It’s great to hear from you. I’ve had a lot of doctors tell me that their patients with a positive attitude always did better than the ones who did not. I think that attitude is part of what keeps us going through the daily challenges that RA brings.

  • Larry Sawyer
    2 years ago

    growl I may, but go I must

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