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    1. I didn’t know Dr. Strange loses the use of his hands. I can relate to that as my hands definitely don’t work like they used to before RA and are only getting more misshapen. My boys love Marvel movies but we have not seen Dr. strange yet. Thanks for sharing these quotes,now I’m more likely to want to watch it!

    2. Melissa says:

      Some days, I don’t want to fight anymore. And then I remind myself, to stop fighting is to die. That will come soon enough with the RD-Lung. For now, I’ll live, and I’ll fight. The quote about not being ready, I remember sitting in the car in the parking lot at Chic Fil-a, after my second rheumy appointment and getting the official diagnosis back in 2005, and thinking “boy….I never saw this one coming..” Blindsided. Suddenly, all my plans went out the window, with the left over chicken sandwich for the birds to eat. Someone told me recently, “if you want to make God smile, tell Him what your plan is” Aint it the truth.

      • well said Melissa. It was 2006 for me & I was completely shocked. I had suspected RD for a long time but they said they’d call if the tests showed anything. A month went by & they didn’t call. At the end of that 1 mo follow up, I asked for a copy of the labs – then I went home & googled ANTI CCP. the rest is history. life changed on a dime and now I knew why.

    3. Elizabeth Riggs says:

      I know about losing my hands. I was a nurse-midwife. One day I almost dropped a baby because of the pain and awkwardness of my hands and wrists. I quit the nurse-midwifery service and went to work as a state nursing consultant with the GA department of health. I managed for 10 years, then went to teach nursing. After 3 years, I started my PhD. Thank goodness computers were available by that time. I wrote all my lesson plans on our computer, all my term papers, all my projects, and my entire dissertation. After graduation, I worked in an OR suite, managing the computers and the inventory. I was exhausted all the time, and finally quit to start my own business. Every change was dictated by my disease – the fatigue, my hands, my feet.
      To this day I still miss midwifery. I loved caring for the mothers in pregnancy and labor and delivery. I loved delivering babies. I loved all the aspects of childbearing. And not being able to do that anymore is still a painful open wound…
      Guess we’ll have to get the DVD of Dr. Strange.

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