Crazy Things I’ve Heard Because Of My R.A.

conversation1With all the craziness going on these days with my pain pills and the like, I have been hearing more and more about arthritis every day, and not surprisingly, most of it is false. I figured this time around I would lighten the fare a bit, and talk about some of the craziest things that people have said to me about my disease. I’m sure that many of you will be able to relate to at least one of these statements, as crazy as they are. Really, though, it’s not their fault, it’s ours – we need to get the word out about autoimmune disease!

Determining the most ridiculous things people have said to me about my illness isn’t’ as easy as you’d think. I could fill a book with the misconceptions that have assaulted my ears over the last 25 years, and I may someday. For now, though, I chose a handful of excerpts from conversations that probably should never have happened. Enjoy.

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