, I am praying this time I'll be back for a while... Only time will tell. I have again had some set backs and been hospitalized with being quite ill. This time for an arthritis crisis and uncontrolled pain. It is better now and hopeful it stays this way. Wanted to post a link to a very interesting article about the percentage of RA patients whom actually make it to see remission. It seems very elusive and mysterious... here you go. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/769253?src=nl_topic
Now, don't put too much weight on this article (because it is a little depressing if you really want to grasp that all elusive Remission), as I don't because what I say now is "How am I doing today?" I am focused on TODAY now more than ever. If I feel good today then I can do my exercises, play with my children (and the dog), get some much needed chores done, go outside and enjoy today... because tomorrow is coming and only god knows how I'll feel tomorrow. At least it keeps my psyche focused on Today and allows tomorrow to take care of it's self. Hope my RA friends on HealthCentral are doing well, Today! Barb.