suzu1982 Member Posts: 21
edited 2. Apr 2013, 14:44 in Say Hello Archive
Hi, I'm Susan. I'm 30 and I've had RA for as long as I can remember, but only diagnosed 18. I'm married to Stuart who is also my carer.
I guess I'm just looking for people who understand what I'm going through, as I don't really have many friends because I can't really get out to socialise.
I hope to talk to some new people soon :)
where there's life, there's hope


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,567
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, it's lovely to meet you and I am pleased you have found us; I hope we will be able to help with information and support. I'm 54, happily married and began my auto-immune arthritis aged 37. It was eventually decided that I have psoriatic arthritis, OA has also joined the party so I have an arthritic foot in both camps. :wink: I'm on meth, sulph and humira for the former, pain dullers and diclofenac for the latter. I am now reliant on a rollator for getting about but on the better days I can get by with just my crutches. I've changed how I do many things in order to cater for the demands of my arthritis but I can still just about manage to do the basics, even if they take me all day! :lol: I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Suzu

    Welcome to AC a place where you never need to feel alone, there is always someone about to listen and help, I'm afraid I can't be of asistance on the RA as it's Osteo arthritis I have but I can lend an ear and give plenty of support as a lot of people here will do, we all live with chronic pain, most people hang around LWA and chit-chat, hope to see you around soon...................tc....................Marie x
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • charleeh
    charleeh Member Posts: 173
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Susan,

    Nice to meet you.

    I am pretty new to this board but over the past few weeks the folk I have chatted to on here have been brill! Its so nice to talk to people who understand.

    Best wishes
  • suzu1982
    suzu1982 Member Posts: 21
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thanks for the warm welcome :)

    it's such a relief to know that i will have people to talk too who will understand how hard coping with life can be.

    where there's life, there's hope
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,466
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi S*

    sorry I am late on to welcome you, but I am very happy to meet you.

    This is an ideal place to meet others who understand how you feel so l am glad you are here.


    Toni xx

    Toni xxx
  • PaulaJ
    PaulaJ Member Posts: 10
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Susan

    Nice to meet you. I'm new to this site. I am 42 and have been diagnosed with arthritis in my thumbs and its really getting me down. I'm hoping to get support from this forum and from what I have read so far, everyone is so lovely. I hope you are feeling ok today.

    Paula x
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