Newly diagnosised with RA
Hello, I’ve recently this week finally been diagnosised with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Warming to see that such support groups are available for advice and support. I’ve been experiencing pain and waiting for a diagnosis for over a year now but feel some what shocked regarding this. I’ve had history of carpel tunnel, cubital tunnel and sciatica but generally have always been a very active person who finds it very hard to stay still!
I have two sons who keep me very busy and have been a dental nurse for 20 years I’m 37 years old but still feel 18 (unless I’ve been experiencing a flare up, which can leave me bed ridden). The thought of not been active is concerning me but hoping once medication kicks in the good days will out weigh the bad. I’m also a mental health responder at work so understand the importance of talking about feelings which was another reason why I think these groups are amazing.
look forward to hearing from others with stories advice etc