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|A little about me:||I was dxed with RA in Oct 2007, yet have recently been changed to Psuedo Gout.Now, I am back to adding RA or another autoimmune into the equation. I have had OA for several years.I need this forum to give me encouragement and hopefully give some back. My life has changed a great bit and I deal with it the best I can. Having someone else to understand and learn from these people is amazing.I love to read, travel, dine out, and enjoy my friends and family when I am able to do these things is wonderful. However,I never know from day to day if any one of these are possible.Such a drastic change in my daily life is very frustrating...but I am greatful for the times I can.
I love God, family, and friends. All other things come after.
Sometimes, I think of the gospel song "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow," and that...is my hope.
It is June 3, 2010 and I am happy to add I have been in remission from RA for 73 days. After nearly 3 years a miracle has happened. How long? Maybe forever. I am humbled and thankful to my sweet Jesus.
Sadly, remission only lasted 87 days. It was beautiful.
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|I've been having a difficult time lately. I finally confessed to my psychiatrist about my emotional pain and how I have trouble with interpersonal relationships. He told me that he thought I had borderline traits. There are other things that I said as well, but I am too tired to write it all down.
I am very fortunate to know people who have that disorder and because of that I know I am not alone. I am getting help: on medication, in therapy, and now starting Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
It's going to be a long ride, but I can do it :) I rant and rave and cry and all that awful stuff...but I really do have faith in myself.
I don't care about being labeled I care about getting help.
I wear a mask to hide myself. It's my coping mechanism so no one knows my secrets. I guess that's why I wasn't diagnosed or suspected.
I just wanted to make that clear.
I am so much more than a diagnosis. And I know that.
You are all too...more than your diagnosis. You are people. :)
I just want to share my journey with all of you so that you know a little about my struggles. I am open here because I know people are so kind and sweet.
I love you all, from the bottom of my heart.
Tonight was rough on me because my hands and knees started hurting again. I had to take prednisone and I will let my doctor know about this. It not only helps with the RA, but the weakness too.
I have very weak arms and legs. And I am going to follow up with the neuro and rheumy.
I have so much to do... Physical therapy too...
That's where I am getting help with the weakness.
It's been a wild ride. And if you want to know more then please PM me.
I'm trying to come to terms with myself and my issues.
Also...with my past.
Thank you for being here...you have made life so much richer.
You are beautiful people. Please don't forget it. Remember your strengths as well as your weaknesses.
If I could physically hug you all I would.
You all have been good to me.
I really appreciate it.
I love you,
|Wishing one and all a safe, happy holiday season with those you love.
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