Getting Old & Getting Worse

man lying in bed watching alarm clock.More and more these days, I am noticing certain activities that used to be easy are now becoming more and more difficult to perform. I know that I’m getting older and my problems with some of life’s basic functions may be due to my growing age.  In addition my Rheumatoid Arthritis is active right now, and it’s getting to the point where I can’t tell if I’m getting older or my disease is getting worse. Most likely it’s a little of column A, and a little of column B.

Let’s take, for instance, sleeping. You’d think that this most basic of activities would be one of the last things that would be affected by age or R.A., but that’s not the case. To be fair, though, I’ve never slept well. Even during the early years of my disease I was never a “good sleeper” – I’d be up and down all night. Despite this, though, I was always able to find my way clear to get at least three or four hours of rest at a clip.

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