Just Hi

cythna Member Posts: 42
edited 18. Oct 2010, 20:44 in Say Hello Archive
Hi everyone, just saying 'Hello'.

I've had RA for nearly forty years (i was 17), although for the first twenty I was pretty well and able to work. However in recent years it's really caught up with me. I have other health issues so the drugs I can take are fairly limited, and then last winter I was diagnosed with Crohns disease, which the doctors think might have been caused by the Embrel I'd been taking!

I use a powerchair, love to go out and just travel around, it gives me so much freedom. I have the most amazing adapted home, where doors and windows open with the push of a button. I'm very lucky, although like many of you I'm worried about what will happen to our benefits.

Look forward to getting to know you all :)


  • robertls
    robertls Member Posts: 2,304
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just Hi back to you Cythna.......


    I hope you get some help, advise, and friends here.....

    And can offer the same to others here..

    Feel free to jump in.......

    Most of the people here are slightly mad.........some more so.....

    I think I'm the only normal one on here.........I think..

    Rob x

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,490
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cynthia

    a very big welcome to the forums from me too.

    I see you seems to be very upbeat and have life well-sorted :wink:

    I look forward to hearing your posts as i think you will have loads to offer and I hope we will be a blt fo help you too :D


    Toni xx
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,515
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi cyntha and welcome to the forum from me too :D

    we're a friendly lot here and have a mix of arthers and experiences, so new peeps are always welcome!

    hope to see you posting around the forums too. :wink:

    Iris xxx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,280
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Cyntha
    I am so glad you have joined us, everyone is so supportive, but like Rob says a bit mad....believe me he is far from normal :)
    I do hope to see you positing more very soon.
    Barbara xx