Hi, I'm Ronie. I am a 42 year old woman and the third generation of women in my family to suffer through RA. Mom and Grandma died from complication from RA. I am currently on disability and testing Simponi. I have used Enbrel and Humira in the past with great results but health problems stopped the bio meds and all other medications except prednisone for a while. I am now back on a cocktail of meds and have just undergone a hip replacement and am scheduled for a knee replacement. I spend the day watching my hands slowly and painfully twist.
Other than that, I am a mentor and life coach for troubled teens. I am a former welder, mechanic, caterer and driver for AAA. I have been a sports coach and an all around active person. People who have not seen me in a while are astonished by my wheelchair. But the wheels keep me moving and I can roll faster than I can walk. My mobility is gone but my mind is not as I have a head full of more information than I need. I sometimes get very angry about the amount of pain I must endure. But I have only been knocked down not destroyed. As long as I can speak, you will hear my voice! I will someday ride my motorcycle again, even if just for a day.