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faithhopepain:

I found this really awesome poem from the Arthritis Kids SA Support Group. It helped me and I hope it will help you.

Do and Don’ts for Arthritis:

Don’t assume that because I look well I feel well. Looks can be deceiving. Many days I look great but feel terrible.

Don’t tell me you know how I feel because you DON’T. Two people with the same disease can feel totally different.

Don’t tell me ‘’it could be worse’’. Yes, it could be but I don’t need to be reminded all the time.

Don’t be upset that you can’t ease my pain. It won’t do any good two of us being miserable.

Don’t ask me how I feel unless you really want to know. You may hear a lot more, than you are prepared to listen to.

Don’t assume because I did a certain activity yesterday that and I can do it again today. Arthritis is ever changing. Each day is different.

Don’t decide what I am capable of doing. Arthritis does not affect the brain. Allow me to decide what activity I can participate in. There may be times that I make the wrong decisions, and if I do, I will know it soon enough.

Do learn everything you can about the disease. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to know what to expect.

Do realize I am angry and frustrated with the disease, not with you.

Do let me know you are able to help me when I ask. I’ll be grateful.

Do offer me lots of hugs and encouragement.

Do understand why I cancel plans at the last minute. I never know from one day to the next how I will feel. Arthritis is like that.

Do continue to invite me to all the activities. Just because I am not able to bike ride with everyone doesn’t mean I can’t meet you for a picnic at the end of the trail. Please let me decide.

Arthritis Kids SA

Tagged: Arthritisdo's and don'tsjuvenile arthritisrheumatoid arthritischronic painfaithhopelovepain

Source: expressions-of-my-life

duessa:

supermodelrevealed:

Venus Williams diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome and Kim Kardashian diagnosed with psoriasis.

WHY DOES IT TAKE A CELEBRITY TO GET DIAGNOSED WITH SOMETHING TO BRING NATIONAL ATTENTION TO A DISEASE?

JUST ASKING BRO.

A valid question.

Seriously!

Tagged: slesjogren's syndromearthritisrheumatoid arthritis.lupusdiseasesickhealthdiagnosedchronic illnesschronic paindisableddisabilitywhy?cool story bro

Source: supermodelrevealed

thereluctantrawfoodist:

How pretty this is! 

It is pretty, but just looking at it gave me the burps. :( :( :(

thereluctantrawfoodist:

How pretty this is! 

It is pretty, but just looking at it gave me the burps. :( :( :(

Tagged: cucumberheartrawfooddiethealthyhealththinspofitspofitblrfitnessloverecoveryautoimmune diseasearthritisrheumatoidweight lossgreenssaladpresentation

Source: daisydark

Take no prisoners: Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Trending On Yahoo! →

tigerlilymel:

miss-mutant:

I checked it out and seen some treatments boost skin cancer risk. Clicked and found out Remicade is one of those treatments.

I have a Remicade infusion on Tuesday….

That is seriously the last thing a hypochondriac needs to know.

This is why I stopped Cimzia. All of the…

Tagged: ArthritisremicadeRAsarcastically excitedam actually really freaked out

Source: miss-mutant

What you eat today has to make your heart beat tomorrow and ….

thereluctantrawfoodist:

…. create new blood, renew your bone marrow, fuel your brain, ease your mind, make your lungs work, support your immune system, heal your skin (including that tattoo you had done yesterday), keep your digestive system working smoothly, lubricate your joints, repair and build your muscles, ………

What will you eat to do all that?

Tagged: arthritisauto immune diseasebloodbodybone marrowbraincrohn'sdieteating disorderfoodhealthimmune systemjoint painjointslungslupusrepairskinstarvation

Spread the word! Invisible Illness Week 2011 will be September 12-18th

Tagged: CFSChronic illnessHealthIBSInvisible IllnessInvisible illness weekMEMSRAarthritisbipolarcrohn'seczemafibromyalgialupuspolymyalgiapsoriasisrheumatoid arthritisulcerative colitisautoimmune disease

Source: chroniccurve

wereallsofondofdying:

It takes a lot to make me cry. The worst thing to hear is “Stop faking it.”

I’m not faking. I never do. I never did. I’m in pain.

I don’t cry easily from physical pain……. so this is me too!

Tagged: Rheumatoid ArthritisArthritis

Reblog if you have an invisible disease.

memoriesonmytongue:

You aren’t alone, and it sucks.

Tagged: diabetesdepressionarthritiscancereating disordersbulimiaanorexiainfertilitylupuslymesheart problemsmental illness