#longstory Having been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis since 25, I was fat, young and ignorant about taking care of it before 2 years later I randomly went on a 8months no-carbs, vege and white meat diet, lost 15kg, and the joint pains became silent/a handleable murmur.
I realised I could(and should) actually be taking care of myself - since then I’ve been working hard on my fitness(fitness, not diet 🤣) to keep the symptoms at bay.
Then when I was 30, the day after a leg day, I rolled out of bed, collapsed to the dirty floor, waited for painkillers to kick in, and was wheeled to the clinic to get a pain jab - after x-rays, I was told that I was told that I was born with my S1-5(sacrum) a little closer together than normal, so that cause nerves to be pinched easier. That and with the RA already causing some damage, it wasn’t easy news to digest.
So yeah, I have built up a high threshold for pain, (I’ve always had backpain since my chest got to a D cup at age 15 (and now a F) so I’m in some sort of pain every day) but it sucks knowing that one day I will lose my battle with remission, and have crooked hands and a hunched back.
Now I’m icing my lower back yet again and I know I’ll have to walk like an old lady for the next 2 days, but I’m not giving this journey up and I’m not giving up fighting against RA. The symptoms have been a lot lesser as compared to when I first got diagnosed (sometimes I wonder if I still have it, but then RA isn’t curable) so I hope to keep it that way.
To all the people who’s also on a #fitnessjourney with hurdles like me, let’s #KEEPFIGHTING!