Rheumatoid Arthritis support groups: A great idea?
Three years ago, a few frustrating phone calls and I gave up trying to start a local Rheumatoid Arthritis support group. It was more work than I could handle. A couple of years later, I started my blog. Talk about a lot to handle… it’s been an incredible few months.
Now I’m having second thoughts about the Rheumatoid Arthritis support group. Recently, I met a sweet neighbor who has RA. Guess where I met her! On Facebook! Would you believe she told of the same false start experience of a local group right here in my neighborhood?
Last month while doing Boy Scout work, my son met a woman with RA. You’ll never guess? She lives in my neighborhood, too.
Wait! That’s not all… I’ve met more people through the blog who are within a couple of hours of me. A local RA support group is starting to sound like a good idea again – just so I can meet these great folks face to face.
What about you?
- Have you ever participated in a Rheumatoid Arthritis support group in your local area?
- Would you like to be part of a local RA support group?
- Would you consider starting a local RA support group?
The “Local Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Groups” page
Readers have often mentioned a need for local Rheumatoid Arthritis support. So, here’s my first step: I’m posting a new page on RA Warrior to help our readers find local Rheumatoid Arthritis groups. Only active local in-person RA support groups are included. If you are looking for a group, check back with our list as it grows.
If you participate in a local Rheumatoid Arthritis support group now, I may be able to list your group on the new support group page. Please have the leader send me an email. If you are starting a new group, contact me via email or Facebook and I’ll help you make an announcement.
Will I ever do a local RA support myself? I’ll keep you posted.
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