Being recently diagnosed with a chronic illness can be both a relief and overwhelming, as you now have to deal with this condition for the rest of your life. Taking small steps to educate yourself and ask your doctor or other support groups questions can help ease your transition.
“You have Sero-negative RA,” my new rheumatologist. Dr M said. She was mater-of-fact. No doubt in her voice or her demeanor. My reply was, “I know.” I was strangely calm that day, May 10th, 2011. I had known in my heart for years that had RA. The bone erosions on my hand x-rays have confirmed my…