"I try to ignore those stories; it's my life, my journey, and my story won't be one of horror. Truth? Yes. Pain? Some. Laughter? Always. If you can laugh at it, you can live through it." - Kathy
When you live with RA, find a way to emphasize the living part. One of the best ways to cope with horror stories is by knowing your own truth and having a strong sense of how you want to approach having a chronic illness. Building a strong foundation of fact, but also faith - in yourself, your doctors, your support network - will lend you the kind of strength against which no horror story can compete.