I've been fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis since my diagnosis in 2006. It has slowly taken its toll on my body, despite medications and over the past two years I have lost the ability to walk without a mobility chair more than 10 feet or so. I've had to move from full time to part time work, and now I am on full disability. All the anti-TNF biological medications have failed me and I am now trying Orencia injections. I'm hoping to find some relief from the chronic pain, fatigue and aggressive destruction happening in my body. But I'm starting to realize this may be all there is for me right now. So I'm trying to make the best of what little I have left. Meanwhile, I love to blog and connect with people on Facebook, Twitter and HealthCentral. I rest when I need to and do the best I can in life with what RA and the other chronic diseases I live with have left me with. I am slowly finding ways to get back the pieces of my life that RA has stripped from me and learning to live life a little differently and inject happiness and optimism wherever I possibly can in my days.
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"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out."