"You just have to keep living your life."
"I'm still working, and thats a blessing."
"Staying positive is a choice."
‘Spoon theory’ can help you edge out pain and fatigue to get through today without the inevitable flare tomorrow.
Truly coming to terms with a chronic diagnosis like rheumatoid arthritis isn't something that happens only once. It's something you'll do over and over again.
An RA diagnosis doesn't place you in the role of the "patient" in your romantic relationships. It's time for us—and the rest of the world—to start believing that.
Smiling through the pain might make small talk with others easier, but no one’s giving out Oscars for denying your truth.