I have just been sentenced to living the rest of my life with RA! HELP!
I have had terrible bouts of pain, from my head to my toes! For six months now.
The biggest most excruciating pain thus far, has been the gut wrenching, mind numbing decision of going with holistic healing or the toxic drug combinations prescribed by my rhuematologist ! Being pain free was such a delicious thought, that I almost ran to the pharmacy to pick up my "freedom" shots and pills. Had it not been for the darn neon signs flashing " SIDE EFFECTS BEWARE!" I would now be snuggling into my heating pad waiting for the miracle of a pain free life.
The holistic healing flashing neon signs ,flash, " WAIT AND BE TWISTED and DEFORMED!"
I know it is my time, my body, but please if anyone knows anything about the Holistic helps, or anyone who has done that journey and lived to tell me a lovely positive happily ever after story. Please give it to me straight either way!
Please God or Universe , bless each of us with a kind caring human being of a RHUEMATOLOGIST ! My Dr had a beautiful smile , he had gentle hands, a soft voice, even seemed to have two functioning ears. Yet the sentencing was cold, deliberate and so matter of fact! I couldn't ask even one of the million questions assaulting my brain, until he had completed writing out the stack of prescriptions and directions for me. I just want to TALK, and maybe CRY to someone who obviously knew what my life was now going to be!
Thank you all for your stories, I know I will be looking for support everywhere I can get it.