Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2014

Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2014

Building awareness about RA and many other immune diseases should start with us the ones that suffer from them. I mean we have to spread the word, people will never understand what don’t know.
Let’s keep positive, but let’s be open about the fact that people have no idea what we go through. So I am rebloging your posts and start spreading the news!

30somethingwitharthritis

It’s Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2014 from 8-14 September. This time last year, I wrote about keeping positive. Lots has changed in a year. Anti-TNF treatment (Enbrel) has started to make a difference to my joints by stabilising my existing bone erosions and reducing swelling, stiffness and pain in my joints. But the rollercoaster nature of rheumatoid disease / arthritis means that missing most of my injections over the past month due to illness and antibiotics has reversed this progress. Once again, I’m having a nasty flare, with incredibly swollen and painful wrists. I can’t wait to restart the drug later this week and hopefully see those positive results again. I’m staying positive as much as possible but it is harder to maintain an optimistic outlook when even simple tasks like getting out of bed or the bath are a struggle. Getting back on the medication should improve my…

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