Monday, 23 August 2010
Obviously what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and I am a living breathing example of that as I am sure many of you are. I have picked myself up and dusted myself off so many times in my past and, through determination, I have got through really bad patches. I’m not sure I want to do that again and the fear is knowing that I probably will have to. With RA you expect the unexpected. You can never fully imagine a life without pain or fatigue. All you can do is enjoy the good days as much as possible because tomorrow may be a bad one. I don’t know what the future will bring, I just know that whilst I feel well, I vow to enjoy and make the most of every day.
Scientists are always looking for cures and working on new treatments and that fills me with confidence that one day, perhaps in the near future, us arthritis sufferers will not have to suffer anymore. Being positive has certainly improved my life, I supposed when you’re so down the only way to go is up. Living in fear is terrifying. It’s the knot in my stomach every morning I open my eyes and pray not to feel immense pain as I have done in the past. The relief I feel when I realise I can get out of bed without difficulty is overwhelming and that’s what makes me think I must do something worthwhile today. I know for some of you, it has been a while since you had a day like this, but believe me if anyone had told me just a few months ago that I would be able to do the things I am at present I would have laughed in their face. So try not to live in fear, my friends, a good day is only round the corner.