Hi, I’m Maly. I am a single mother and have three children who are 11, 12 and 14 years old. It’s a handful but I have been able to successfully manage my household even with rheumatoid arthritis.
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I don’t remember life without arthritis. I don’t remember what it’s like not to have to take tablets and be in pain or discomfort every day or to regularly go to the doctors, have tests, and be in hospital. It’s all just a part of my life and I’ve accepted it.
I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 13 years. Despite how this has changed my life, I am a positive and happy person. The reason I wanted to write this post was to share my thoughts and hopefully help others who suffer from a chronic illness.
It doesn’t matter if it is a big event (like a 50th birthday party) or meeting friends in a café - whenever an invitation comes up, or I consider planning something myself, my brain starts firing a long string of questions.
I have multiple health issues and my body is a puzzle. A giant jigsaw puzzle made up of many tiny pieces – joints, blood, nerves, muscles and more.