Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (CEB)
RA sufferers, as well as others with systemic, chronic pain and immune system disorders often suffer silently. They don’t really look sick, although inside, their joints may feel like they are on fire. They appear to be normal for their ages, but cannot do everything they used to.
Instead of compassion for the exhaustion however, many are called lazy.
It is an endless cycle of pain, exercise, lack of sleep, daily naps, medications that make us feel sick, prevent us from keeping up with our families and housework (which can be stressful), and being treated by many who say it is “all in your head.”
My posts here will help others to “walk a moment in my shoes” while encouraging other chronic pain sufferers as well. I pray my words can be a blessing to all. 🙂
- Parenting with Chronic Pain (livinglifewithraandfms.wordpress.com)
- Some Chronic Pain Sufferers Choose To Tough It out (pbus1.wordpress.com)
- Guest Post at Creaky Joints (livinglifewithraandfms.wordpress.com)
- Using a mobile app to help chronic pain (kevinmd.com)