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RA morning

Morning was an endurance contest for the first few months of my rheumatoid arthritis.   Pain and total lack of energy kept me down. I would wake up. I made coffee. Coffee pot was very hard to lift. I fed Emma. I fed Jimmy. I took my coffee to my comfortable settee in my bedroom. I sat, didn’t move.  I wrote in my journal. I do think I could have spent the entire morning in that one spot. In fact I did spend several hours on it each morning for months.  It took the time for the pain to diminish and the energy to perk up.  Today I still have pain in the morning.  It is a reminder of RA.  Today it is fine. It may not be fine tomorrow. RA changes quickly and is full of surprises. I am happy for today. I am off the settee and in my office writing. It is a good sign of improvement for my RA.

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Woman, friend, mother, RN, photographer, gardener, writer, researcher, observer, swimmer. Pretty much the same as everyone else with my own little twist to things. RA, and a variety of cancers. Life is good despite the obstacles. It's worth the ride just to see the infinite variations of the human spirit.

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