All posts tagged: Flares

Swimming along

Back in the water today!  18 lengths of the pool.  Felt good. Actually it felt great!  As you might have guessed,  the flare has faded.  I honestly never thought it would. I no longer live in a molasses haze.  My body’s level of pain is in an almost don’t notice state. Great to have energy again. Phew! RA is considered a rare disease of 1% of the population.  I also happen to have seronegative RA, those  being 30% of the 1%.  It does seem like a small club.  Mostly women, some men, even children belong.  RA belongs to the bigger club of auto immune diseases.  Fellow club members include those with Lupus, MS, Diabetes and almost another 100 diseases with faulty immune systems. RA is difficult for most of us for many reasons. The first is the pain which is incapacitating. The second is the extreme fatigue. The third is the totally unpredictable nature of the disease. We become  incredibly resilient,  live in the moment, seize the moment kind of people. An amazing club!   …