10 Things I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago About Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. No one can tell me my future. I wish I’d known that there’s no typical RA. People will tell you “It will get better,” or “It will get worse,” or “Meds will help just be patient.” But their experiences are no predictor of yours or mine.
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11. Trust myself. I wish I’d realized that it’s okay to speak up when doctors or others say things that don’t seem right. My experience is my experience and that is valid even when it’s different from another’s. I’m not crazy or exaggerating – this disease is a crazy exaggerated disease.
Well there are 10 things I wish I knew 10 years ago. I feel like there could be many more on the list. I hope this helps someone else think outside the box. One thing I’ve learned in 10 years with this unwelcome companion of RD is this is still my life to live.