Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on July 27, 2018

"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about RA. It was so freeing." -Member of myRAteam

Living with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know.

Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"? That is so true about RA.

"The more I learn about RA, the more I realize that it's not my fault." -Member of

An RA diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with a chronic condition. Members on myRAteam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to live with RA.

Here are recent conversations from members of myRAteam:

What negative assumptions have you let go of about RA? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on

A myRAteam Member said:

When you master this limiting errands/obligations.. can you give classes please..I also have my happy rooms, i think they are a must for our peace of… read more

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