Noone Knows Our Bodies Like We Do

Christie
September 19, 2009 at 12:28 am

RA Guy- You’re certainly MY super hero!

I was diagnosed in June with RA after 5 years of going from doctor to doctor trying to get a diagnosis. I felt all along I had RA but I was continually told there was “nothing wrong” with me. I had started believing that maybe I was just crazy and imagining all the things that were going on with my body. That the pain was imaginary in some way, and the unrelenting fatigue was just laziness. In June when the RA was confirmed it absolutely sent me reeling. On the one hand I was relieved to finally get a diagnosis, but on the other hand totally shocked that I really was physically ill (I was starting to accept crazy and lazy!). I literally didn’t know where to turn for answers… I wasn’t even sure what the questions were. After two months of praying and crying and praying some more my prayers were answered when I found your site. Your blog is exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it. As Mary-Cat said, your website is a “gold-mine of information and support for those of us crawling around in the dark”. Wonderfully stated Mary-Cat… thanks!

And thank you RA Guy for tapping into your super hero powers and doing this everyday! You’re a blessing.

Christie, thank you for your kind comment. I too went through the stage where I felt like all of this was just in my head. I now know otherwise, and I can only hope that the increased awareness to which all of us are contributing will allow others to not have to go through this same process.

Sincerely,
RA Guy

2 Comments
2 comments
  1. Jules says:

    It absolutely infuriates me that you and many like you were so easily dismissed and told that there was nothing wrong with you! And for so long! Though I hate that you have to be in this journey with us, I am glad you finally got a diagnosis and can get on with treating this illness. I am also glad you have found this site- RA Guy and his friends are a wealth of information and support.

    Be well.

  2. Christie says:

    Thanks RA Guy and Jules for the kind and supporting words. I’ve always been a kind of take-charge, get the facts person, particularly when it comes to my health. But until I found this site I was totally at a loss for what I felt was accurate and concrete RA information that I could apply to living (not just existing!) with RA. The information and positive support on this site is inspiring for me on so many different levels… and that right there helps me feel better and more empowered!
    Thanks again!!

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