Today we get to write a letter to our condition, or in my case conditions.
Dear, oh no you're not dear! Let's start again.
To RA, you invaded my body when I was 23 years old, perhaps sooner. I didn't invite you! I was a wife, a young mother, working hard at my job, and when I had time going out with my friends. I was "normal." Then YOU came along and put me in the hospital, damaged my joints, affected my ability to walk, talk, think, sleep, eat and live. You took my ability to work away. When I was needed I couldn't always be there because of you! I missed out on important times in mine and my families lives. I hate you!
To all of you sickos inside me, you know who you are! You make me feel guilty, weak, angry, you made me cry, scream, and feel pain in a way I didn't know existed before you came into my life. Because of you I have no social life, people don't think you exist! I know you do! You keep me up at night, you make my body scream in pain, you cause me to have fevers, chills, make me throw up, lose my appetite, make my heart race, make me dizzy, make me lose my eyesight, my teeth break, forget things and your latest trick make my hair fall out! I hope you're all having fun in there!
People think I'm lucky I don't have to be at work all day because of you, I have to fight to stay alive because of you! I didn't do anything to cause you, it's not my fault you're here. Why won't you go away? I keep injecting medications that cause me horrible side effects, (I bet you get a kick out of that), oh I forgot There's no cure for you! I'm sure you love that part!
In closing you may have taken over my body, you will not take over my spirit, you will not break me, my body may be broken, but I will continue to fight you. I have you, you don't have me! It's my body, I own it, I will beat you! Since you came into my life, I have learned how to stand up for myself, I have learned how to say no. Patience? you have definitely taught me that. Thanks to you, I have "met" people I might not have otherwise, kind, caring people. I have become an activist, an IAAM volunteer! I guess for that I grudgingly say thank you, for the rest of it I say -------- %^&&&&!
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