Voice Of RA: The Mom
RA Guy on September 1st, 2009
I am at the half-way point of my month-long visit with my son, RA Guy.
My husband and I live in a different continent than our son so the only methods of keeping in touch with him are through phone calls and/or emails. Although, I must say that since he moved here about 7 years ago we’ve been fortunate in that we’ve managed to see one another on numerous occasions during each passing year – he’s either visited us at our home in Texas or we’ve met in the San Francisco area, we were together at our daughter’s wedding in Missouri, we visited him here a few years ago, and once we even met up in Paris, France for a vacation. I was so glad when he started his blog because it offered me a way of daily keeping informed of his rheumatoid arthritis.
This summer the day-to-day postings of my son detailed the chronic, daily RA problems he was experiencing and my heart ached for him. This had been occurring since November – it had been months. I cried as I read his postings that detailed his worst flares.
I’m re-posting this in honor of my parents, who are on the last day of their six-week visit. It’s been great having them here during the recent holidays!