I am a patient of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) for the last 25 years. Many times the pain is so much that I cannot do anything. I have to cancel all my scheduled programs and meetings. All the people around me are moving swiftly, doing so many things happily, laughing loudly and enjoying their life, and I cannot do very simple and easy things even for myself. All such type of things cause me to go in depression. My dear MAI friends, I am sure, you have also gone through this phase. Let me share my thoughts from my experience, observation and common sense.
The very first thing is to accept this disease . Please don't think...... Why me only, no one in my family is suffering from this disease, Oh God! is it a cursing for me and so I am suffering. This type of thinking makes us miserable only. If we are saying it often our family and colleagues will get bored very soon and ultimately try to avoid us. People around us are suffering from various diseases and we are suffering from RA. It can be very simple and easy. I personally think like this and have cheerfully accepted the fact.
The second thing is to understand and accept that I will never be completely recovered from RA. But it can be under control with the help of proper treatment and some other things also. Is it not encouraging for us my dear friends? So let us consider some points.
To find a suitable doctor. We may try some doctors with different pathies like allopathy ayurveda, homeopathy etc. There are so many pathies now a days and advertisements are also very impressive. So please think twice before taking decision. Do not get carried away by any attractive example. Once you decide the pathy and doctor, listen to him carefully, do all the necessary tests, take all the medicines in time with due precautions and have patience for the results. There is no magic in the world so far that can give instant relief. If you have any doubt, contact doctor without fail. But please talk to the point. Remember you are disturbing him. Please do not take any medicine on your own. Also do not change the pathy and doctor suddenly. Ultimately you and your family suffer a lot. Please go to the doctor by appointment only. Do the necessary tests, get the reports, file them along with the previous prescription and reach in time. We must wear clean and comfortable dress, easy for doctor to examine us. Do not hesitate to tell your problems and ask your doubts. Better if you carry a list in writing. After the visit go through the prescription and think about the instructions given by the doctor. Confirm all this with the family member who was with you. All these small things help us a lot. Please do not ask your doubts to the doctor on whats app at all. You may ask during the visit only.