RA is rheumatoid arthritis. Some prefer to call it RAD or Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease or Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease. I like to think of RAD as in radical- the awesome term used in the 90’s. Bon Jovi was rad and disease is most certainly not.
Ra Ra stands for the the constant and persistent energy, thought, pain, and speech RA has brought to my life. Even though it’s often invisible to others, it has changed my life completely. Everything I do is with RA in mind- even in my sleep, it is always there. While RA is constant, persistent, and has given me many new challenges it has also provided me tremendous insight and has, in many ways, been a gift.
And Rad you ask? Well, despite RA my life is (Bon Jovi) Rad! I have a fabulous and supportive family, superhero husband, 4 kitties, and 2 puppies (full size golden retrievers), and a beautiful home to wrap it all up in.
As a little background, I was diagnosed with RA in May 2012 and since my world has fallen and crashed into a million pieces. I will write as I pick up, rearrange, and create a new masterpiece. If Steve Wynn can stick his elbow through a Picasso and survive I think I can get through this too!
Please feel free to comment and I do hope you find this to be relatable and/or entertaining.