Monday, March 7, 2011

Hello Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hello RA.  Yes, I know, you are back.   I have felt you making your way back into my life the last few weeks through my feet.  I was on to you.  I know you like to hit the feet first so I wasn't surprised when you came to me in my sleep two nights ago and invaded my right hip.  That's okay.  I honestly haven't missed you all these months that you have been away, but I knew you would return.  I had finally passed the stage of worrying about your return each morning I wake up, but I knew it would happen. I wasn't foolish enough to believe that our relationship was over. I do need to warn you about something RA.  I am now physically and emotionally stronger than I was last time you visited.  You may still make me cry in pain and frustration, but what I have now is months of good days stored in my memory and they will see me through this tough spot.  Plus, I have had months of exercise that have made my body strong and balanced and makes dealing with you that much easier.  So, bring it on!  I am ready.  (Kind of.)        


  1. Oh Cathy I'm sorry to hear that. How rotten. Hope it's just a minor flare which will pass quickly.

  2. Wow! I couldn't have said it better. Doesn't it feel odd to feel something almost like hope for the first time?

    RA sucks...bad. But it doesn't define who we are or what we're capable of.

    I guess that must be the big lesson, huh?

    I hope you feel better soon. I'm looking forward to summer and some easier weather to deal with.

  3. Such a powerful post Cathy. I am sorry that you are going through this. My favorite saying in tough times: "This too shall pass."

  4. So sorry to hear that your old buddy RA is hanging with you again. I like your attitude though. You can't let a little thing like RA stand in your way of enjoying life!

  5. It sucks that you are in pain again and I hope you feel better very soon. In the meantime, show RA who is in charge!