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17 Responses to “Elephant Jokes for a Happy Two Year Birthday RA Warrior”

    1. Bob West says:

      Docs not being trained properly. Pathetic that you (we) have to endure such agony.

    2. All my best to you today. Stay strong and know that you are supported and loved by many. Your knowledge is your power and when combined with the right rheum doc will make a formidable team. Let us know how it all goes!

    3. phoebe says:

      Kelly, I’m so sorry that you or any of us have to go through that. I truly understand the “you don’t look like you have RA statement.” I get it all the time. But what does an RA pt. look like? Unless you’re in a truly acute flare do you look like one? What utter nonsense. And like many I go to my rheum to stop the progression and take the meds so it doesn’t progress. Also I can tell you from personal experience docs do not and will not step on each other’s toes. It’s a rare one that will. They have this etiquette they use.Archaic to be sure but it’s there. I truly hope you find a good doc , one that will listen to you, make you feel better, and won’t dismiss you because you are pro active regarding your RA.So, good luck today.

    4. Tanya Tudor says:

      Wow, I can’t beleive it has only been 2 years. Congrats on the birthday. I can never thank you enough for everything you have done for me over the last 2 years. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Best of luck with the new Rheumy, I totally get the frustration.

      • Thank you so much Tanya. Your positive support to the site and to the community members is so valuable. You’re right – next year is going to be amazing.

    5. Young Wife says:

      I’m sorry. It is so frustrating! I wish I had a fantastic piece of advice or a great tip for dealing with rheumatologists, but I don’t. Happy birthday! Praying for you.

      • Thanks, Ashley. You are a good friend. All the good advice in the world won’t help if the person is either incompetant or unkind or both. We do our best; that’s all we can do!

    6. Megan says:

      I don’t really know how “good” my rheumatologist is as far as getting results goes, but I felt like it was a good sign when he said it was refreshing to have a patient who has actually read up on the condition, treatments, etc. Wish you could come see him.

    7. kmom says:

      Love the elephant jokes.
      Sometimes, all we can do is laugh.
      Thanks so much for the past two years. It would be nice if RA was truely cured so that there was no need for more posts, but until then, it is so nice to have people that understand and we can compare notes and support each other.

      We are all standing (or sitting, or laying) with you as you courageously attempt to find a rheumy who will listen and work with you. You are not going through this alone, and we all know you are not crazy, malingering or unreasonable.

      Wishing you the best!

    8. Vicky says:

      An old elephant joke:

      Why do elephants paint their toenails red?
      So they can hide in strawberry fields.

    9. Linda Newsom says:

      Kelly, Thank you for all the info I really felt alone until i found this blog. Happy 2 yrs. So sorry about your doctor. I questioned my doctor about the side effects of a new medicine he gave me. He replied who is doctor here!!! My wish for all of us is to find kind and understanding doctors we go through enough dealing with this chronic condition.

      • That is wrong (obviously). The reply that would be appropriate is “Who is the one who has to swallow it?” NOT that I’d have the nerve to say that to a doc. But maybe we should.

    10. All I can offer are (((HUGS))). I get soooo upset about the plight of ra patients and doctors. I really just don’t understand why we have to go through these hoops all the time. I WILL be thinking of you as we are traveling this same path..finding another rhuemie. Ugh!

    11. Charizza says:

      Happy 2nd Birthday, RAW!!! Thank you for all the helpful information and encouragement you give to RAers. May you continue to inspire people & through this media be able to make more people aware of #rheum.

      God bless, Kelly! May you be able to find the “right” rheum doctor to work with… :)

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