RA, Feelings Of Shame, And Strength

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Rheumatoid arthritis can often cause us to feel ashamed: ashamed of moving with difficulty, or of walking with a mobility device; ashamed of not being able to contribute equally around the house, both time wise and financially; ashamed of needing extra support to fight the demons of depression, and so on.

When such feelings arise, it’s important—and absolutely essential—to remind oneself that while many people have no idea of the challenges we face on a constant basis, there are indeed others who understand what you’re going through, and who know firsthand the absolute strength that is required to live and cope with this disease. Don’t ever forget, you are not alone.

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!