2 weeks since diagnosis at age 37. Help!

SuzyF Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:06 in Living with arthritis

Hi all, my specialist nurse pointed me in the direction of versus arthritis and I’d love to get myself established and find some folks to chat with. I’m a 37 year old single mum to my 7 year old son. I work full time as a singing teacher and choral director in two secondary schools, and in my own private practice. My diagnosis has come as a great shock to me and, although I’m trying to learn, I am very ignorant about RA, apart from the way it’s affecting my body, currently.


  • chrisb
    chrisb Moderator Posts: 680

    Hi @SuzyF

    Welcome to the Versus Arthritis forum. It’s great to hear that your specialist nurse suggested you join our forum.

    It sounds like your RA diagnosis is relatively recent and that you’re on a learning curve as regards how to manage your symptoms. You’ve definitely come to the right place to meet fellow RA sufferers and I’m sure there will be plenty of forum members you can chat to who have been or are in a similar position to yourself.

    You mention that you are ‘very ignorant about RA’, well our website contains a huge amount of information that can help you. Here are a couple of suggestions as to where to start:

    Please do join as many discussions as you feel appropriate and I hope joining the forum beneficial.

    Best Wishes

    ChrisB (Moderator)

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  • Jona
    Jona Member Posts: 406

    Hi SuzyF,

    Welcome, it’s a lot to get your head around there are some lovely people here and I’m sure they will all help

    take care

    love Jona 😊💪

  • UshaT
    UshaT Member Posts: 13

    Hi SuzyF

    Happy to help with any specific questions you may have or advice you may need. Everyone is affected differently with RA and as Jona mentions above, there are some lovely people in this community who love to help :-)

    Look forward to hearing from you.