A diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be scary. Being diagnosed as a child or at a young age can be downright daunting and terrifying. I saw it as a lifetime sentence of increasing pain and immobility compounded with cocktails of medication.
As I grew with this RA I became more and more aware of my inability to live under these guides. Over the years I have spent countless hours researching treatments in hope of changing this path. I wanted an active lifestyle and was simply not comfortable with the amount of medication required to do so. I was so frustrated at how complicated it was to find information. Why couldn’t anyone be straightforward about this stuff? I found a new doctor that helped guide my journey and have since taken control of my RA in a way that I am comfortable with. It’s no cure, but it has been a life changer for me and many others that I now know. For more than ten years now I have been able to lead a life with more freedom and mobility, while on less medication, then I ever imagined possible.
I want to do whatever I can to make it easier for others like me. This blog is an opportunity for me to do just that. I’m not a doctor…Just someone with a lifetime of experience that is willing to share a very personal journey in hopes that it may serve as a resource for someone else. It is a place for me to find a little peace and hopefully for others to take away some bit of information or comfort that may help in their journey.
I’ve done my best to break down my diet and exercise findings for you. I’m obviously not a doctor and won’t begin to advise anyone on medication or diagnosis. However, I have no problem sharing my regimen throughout my posts. I know I’m not alone in this journey and hope my posts provide that assurance for others. I look forward to your questions and comments as they will help me as well.