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Cj Unexpected Advocate shares a recent revelation and tells the world how she is fighting back against arthritis.
Sausage Feet sausage feet, sausage toes and fingers, pockets of fluid invade my body like demon soldiers conquering a new land
When things are tough on a daily basis – you know like living with the kind of pain that can have you literally writhing and flopping in agony on your couch – I find myself living for those small, almost insignificant moments that I think others miss.
Recovery weeks 3 – 5, from first sneeze to first run. Slowly but surely I'll be back. I'm no stranger to fighting like hell for something I love, getting knocked down, having that something taken away, and then enduring the suffering all over again to get it back. Somewhat of a professional endurer of all things pain if you will. It's going to be one hell of long road, but I've got this.
Scared, overwhelmed and optimistic. Beginning the journey: my husband's Ankylosing Spondylitis
So, on top of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis caused in the first seven months after diagnosis because my disease went unchecked, I also have fibromyalgia. Yes, I have that body-draining, pain-inducing, wrenching disease that sucks more of what little reserve that I have left over from my RA. My fibro is considered a secondary disease because I developed it after I developed my RA.
The first is the interval from when a joint is injured to when arthritis sets in.The second is from when arthritis sets in to when you are considered old enough for artificial joint replacement surgery. For the knee, shoulder and ankle injuries that I’ve treated, these gaps have ranged from years to decades. But as we move into the 21st century, those gaps are looking very different.
Not going to sugar coat it. I am suffering, bad today. It's been downhill ever since the pain block wore off. The pain is beyond excruciating.
Not wanting to be judged by her illnesses, CJ Blogger Unexpected Advocate keeps her rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia a secret from most of her cowokers