by Pamela Isom
(Plymouth Indiana )
I've had Rheumatoid Arthritis since i was 14 months old, then of course it was Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Very Young. I am 22 now and living day to day trying to find ways not to think about the pain, i dont have a job at the moment but have worked in the past and ppl tend to come down on me for that, but if they only knew. My hobby is Cleaning and decorating and rearranging. i know my limits so i only do a little at a time, it's my exercise and my stress reliever, it keeps things off my mind. right at this moment my arthritis i'snt at a very bad stage, and i am very thankful for that but i say feeling like your 40-70 year old woman is painful enough. (no offense to the older beautiful women out there.) but i could only imagine your pain.:( but i say that relaxing with a cup of Coffee/tea a hot bath and candles occasionally. Doing things that make you happy is the only strategy that has helped for me. know your limits in everything you do and thank god every day because it could always be a lot worse. Thanks! Pamela Isom
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