Sunday, February 25, 2007

Living with RA

I've often been asked what it's like to live with RA. My answer, "it’s hard; every day is hard.” It can be painful, challenging and soul destroying but facing chronic illness is also a lesson in life. “A gift that just keeps taking,” as Michael J. Fox so eloquently puts it. So you’re thinking, “what’s the gift or the lesson?” The fact is, during any time of adversity we are forced to face the reality of who we really are, what’s important to us and whether we give in or fight. Acceptance took me 13 years, but when I got to that point, I knew I had the tools I needed to face whatever life threw at me. There’s always a challenge with RA and now I am facing fertility issues. But we’ll leave that conversation for the next Blog.

I am looking forward to “blogging” with you.