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I may be new to the diagnosis and passed through the “numb” stage to the “realization” stage of how this disease will affect my life but I know I could have it a lot worse.

 

I am grateful I only have rheumatoid arthritis and it has not affected other parts of my body.

I am grateful because I have not had to take time off from work because of my condition.

I am grateful because, even during a flare, I can still live my life.

I am grateful because I could be on more than 12 pills every morning.

I am grateful because, even though I cannot keep up with one full-time job, I am fortunate to have two part-time ones.

I am grateful because I can afford to buy food for me and my pets.

I am grateful because I can still take care of my “pack”.

I am grateful because, even though I would never have imagined living at home after college, I have a strong support system when I am unable to complete everyday tasks.

I am grateful because I have friends who never make me feel like a burden.

I am grateful because I can still rock-climb.

I am grateful because I can still work.

I am grateful because I have my independence.

I am grateful I can afford my nail polish and make-up/skincare addiction.

I am grateful because I am still under my father’s insurance and do not need to worry financially about my condition.

 

I am grateful because my RA has not taken over my life.

 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

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