Marnie36 Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi there, I'm 58 and have had rheumatoid for 40 years. I've joined this today because I'm feeling somewhat "sorry for myself " at the moment. I feel down and everything is painful. All I seem to want to do is sleep. The simplest tasks are monumental. I also suffer enormous guilt about not being able to do things. I have a 17 year old daughter, and I can't hide these things from her like I could when she was little. While I can talk to my friends about it I tend not to cos I don't want to sound whingy and, with the best of intentions, they have no idea what it's like. There is more to me than this, I do actually laugh at myself a lot. I think I'm just in a bad patch at the mo