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5 Responses to “Is This the Best Time to have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3: Response to RA Mortality Gap”

    1. Heather says:


      I am truly blessed by your site and all the information on it. I don’t personally know anyone else with RA and as a working mom of four in her 30s, it can feel very lonely. I was diagnosed with severe early onset of RA 7 weeks ago and it has completely changed our lives. The meds are not yet controlling it and the exhaustion is nearly as bad as the pain.

      Looking forward to getting to know other sisters with ra and feeling that bond with them:)

      Thanks and God bless you!


    2. Adrienne says:

      I am so thankful to find your site I have had b arthritis for 30 yrs.I have
      Needed knee surgery since 1995 & I refused surgery I am a coward,I regret not having the surgery,my life is filled with excreting pain I am unable to walk.Because of my stubbornness I spend my time in a great deal of pain and confined to my home.Approx.2 yrs ago my Dr.discovered Rheumatoid Arthritis.I am wanting to know if Dr realize the severe,severe pain and all of the. Other serious conditions that are caused by this disease. Many days I have wanted to give up..sometimes your loved ones don’t think that your pain & how bad your entire body hurts is that bad, I take 160mg of oxycontin twice a day &I still get very little relief I would like you to give me a site or books for them to read that let’s them know the severity of the disease &how it cripples your entire & the other conditions that Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause. Thank you Adrienne

    3. Rosemary says:

      This disease sucks!!! Been in a really bad flare for a week, can’t sleep, double the pain, and the not sleeping just exacerbates the pain…uugh!! Seeing my Rheumy tomorrow, just a follow up before my infusion, but I may ask for a medrol pack, I usually wade these flares out. Have I mentioned this disease sucks!!!

    4. Patricia Morello says:

      The only way to deal with the mortality gap is by fighting. Educating ourselves is imperative. I have given up enough because of RD. Will be setting up knee replacement next week. I go through depression but snapping out of most recent bout. I no longer will let people drag me down with their unrealistic expectations of me. Have just had my last argument about what someone thinks I can do. Sorry about the rant, I can be strong here. Thank you, Kelly. It has taken me long enough to get to this point.

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