Diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis as 14. Now 31 with Rheumatoid Arthritis. From the unknown to in control. Managing my pain and life through positive choices and lifestyle changes. Writing doesn’t come naturally to me but I’m giving it a go.
A significant time in my life was when I was studying Photography. I was in my early twenties, and at that time, I didn’t openly talk about having RA.
I can’t cure my arthritis but I can control my choices. Having tried many things in attempts to cure my arthritis, the best thing for me was doing nothing specific. It was an overall lifestyle change.
I was a fourteen year old and started feeling pain in my wrist. I played sport so first I thought it was an injury. One year later I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.