I don’t do social events anymore or even go shopping at the mall. I feel very cheated. My many issues came in less than 8 months. I am facing another surgery, the first of two on my foot. After that the left foot. I really don’t even want to wake up from surgery. Can’t live this way! I am 72, so close to your age. Vent anytime. I wish you peace!
SJKUPETS...I know exactly how you feel...no social life...hate going to bed because of the pain and hate just trying to get out of bed with all the accompanying pain that comes every single morning...no self esteem...have wear my knee braces most of every day... just don't know what to do, like you I want quality of life, not quantity. I can't bend over, can't squat, can't kneel, can't walk any distance, can't stand for any length of time...not having much fun at all. I'm an embarrassment to my only daughter and her husband and my 2 grandchildren. Spend way too much time alone...will be 73 in a few days...Thx for listening...I'm willing to try or do anything in order to get some sort of life back.
I know how you are feeling. I too was always on the move. Now, I am lucky to accomplish one or two things a day. I am so depressed and my self-esteem is gone. I don’t do social activities because I am embarrassed of my hands and I can’t wear pretty shoes anymore. I don’t want to get up in the morning or go to bed at night. I don’t want quantity of life, I want quality. I feel like I’m just taking up space and disappointing my loved ones. This disease has no hope. I go to doctors and get my hopes up, only to be let down. I feel doomed to just watch my hand s deform more and more. People say “be positive “, but I just can’t. I ask God why? I know there are people with more devastating diseases. This is not me! I don’t know how to cope anymore.
This is me...RA came on in just about 3 months or less. Unable to do much of anything nevertheless nothing like the pace I've had my entire life...now 73 and don't consider myself partner worthy. Who wants to be with a crip. Walk like I'm 90...bent over...lots of pain...can't get one decent night's sleep...trouble standing for any length of time...can't walk my dog around the block...STUCK IS HOW I FEEL...PRISONER...Help!!
Just another gift of RA. Need to have x-ray every year. All of my joint problems happened in less than a year. That is what making this unbearable now. I keep thinking of all I could do less than a year ago, and now my life is nothing like it was. Thank you for your concern and good luck to you!