The truth about living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

High blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis and mixed connective tissue disease

I’ve been a very strong advocate for exercise right from the start.  I exercise on all but the very worst days.  And I exercise as hard as I’m able.   On any given day, what I am capable of varies dramatically.

I have done weight bearing exercise all my life, long before I developed rheumatoid Arthritis and Mixed connective tissue disease.  I believe it’s why I have such exceptionally dense bones.  I have been fit all my life.  I suspect if I wasn’t as fit as I was when Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis hit, I would have been in much worse shape, much sooner.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, MCTD and I need a Powered Wheelchair

Ok, seriously, it’s time.  I have to look into powered electric wheel chairs.  While I have some good days, and I spend those at the gym, I have some seriously shit days too.  And I have more seriously shit days than I do good days.  I just try to pretend that’s not true.

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