A little sap the week before Thanksgiving

I thought I would share a few things I’m thankful for, as they relate to arthritis, :), this week before Thanksgiving. Also I thought it might give me a chance to get to know some of you better if anyone else feels like joining in.

One day recently I cried all the way to work because it hurt to lift my arms to the steering wheel. I am thankful now that the pain has never been as bad as it was that day.

I am thankful I have insurance to help pay for the meds and doctors.

I am thankful there are meds at all.

I am thankful my daughter is doing well after knee surgery, and that she still needs me (at age 15) and that I can still get around to help her.

I am really thankful for good days.

I am thankful I can move around enough to cook, because I love food. :slight_smile:

I am thankful to meet others on this site I can visit with, who understand what I am going through!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I will join in on it.

I am thankful for my man. He helps so much on the bad days.

I am so thankful for my kids. They try to be so helpful when I feel bad.

I am also thankful to finally have a diagnosis. Now that I do I am being treated and I am hopeful that there will be fewer bad days for me. Also with a diagnosis I found this site where I can learn from other people and get support when I need it.

I am really thankful for my job. It is getting harder and harder for me to do but I work for a great group of people who do all they can to make it easier. I will be sad when I have to quit but I will always be grateful to my managers for helping me and letting me work there as long as I can

What a positive post. I was in tears this morning as I woke up with the severe pain and discomfort of morning stiffness. It upset me so much to be suffering with this and only a few weeks into taking Methotrexate am not yet having any of the benefits. Just the side effects. I said this morning that without my wife and children, I have nothing to look forward to.

I am so thankful for my family.

And for a diagnosis and a free-to-all national heath service here in the UK (although currently under private care).

I am in tears again.

Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for dear friends who always remember to ask how I am.

I am thankful for my sweet husband.

I am thankful for my lovely cats who let me rest my sore hands on them in the middle of the night.

I am thankful for this community.

I am thankful that I have insurance and access to good healthcare - and my prayers go out to those who don't.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thanks for such an uplifiting Message! We need to count our blessings not our troubles. Happy Thanksgiving to you Liz, and everyone else!

Lainee B.

Thanks Liz for this message of gratitude during this time of year! Made me think of many things I had not thought of in quite some time.

I am grateful to my family; a husband who tries so hard to provide comfort and children who help without asking.

Grateful for my few friends who have helped in many times of need with cleaning, cooking and taking care of children.

My meds are working and I can walk and write this because of them.

Grateful to the IV nurses who I see each month; my doctors for their wisdom in treatment.

So many things I am thankful for; I could go on and on...but most definately finding all of you; you've helped provide peace and comfort in my many "dark" days. Thank you for the courage to share your experiences and may you have many happy, pain-free days!

I will join in,

I am grateful for my husband who understands when I have a bad day and tries to help all he can.

I am grateful for my family who sticks by me no matter what.

I am grateful for God who loves me even when I am unlovable.

I am grateful that I finally know what is wrong with me and can do something about it.