You go Craig! This board can use some inspiration!
things go forward, then backwards, sometimes things are worse for LONG periods of times....it's all about learning to roll with the punches.
the hardest thing i feel, is when i have a good day...and then another one doesn't happen for months.
have to keep the faith & believe things will be better.
glad to have ya aboard!
morning yalinda! and WELCOME PATTI!
oh Ducky don't fret...we'll all get back on our bikes someday!
Patti, i was a big time athlete (way back when) and then the RA was so disabling that showering was near impossible (sometimes still is on bad days). but after 3 years on TNFs and immunomodulators and DMARDs i am walking the best this month than i have walked in the past 4 years! (everyday activities are still very difficult & cannot work yet...but gettin' there i hope).
the Humira i was on this year took about 9 months for it to work really well (my RA was a bit on the out of control, hard to settle down line); but i absolutely have to say, coming from where i have been & not being able to walk...that RA isn't a death sentence & waiting and time are the worse parts. the medicines will hopefully work sooner than later for ya! but good things can & will happen.
i think that with RA and AI disease, whatever doesn't kill us doesn't necessarily make us stronger...it makes us more determined.
you all are doing great & are all an inspiration to me as well.
keep up all the great work!