Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week: 15th-21st June 2015

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Scarborough & Bridlington is raising awareness for Rheumatoid Arthritis this week...

Bluebird Care Scarborough & Bridlington is raising awareness for Rheumatoid Arthritis this week.

As this year's campaign focuses on making people aware about the realities of living with the condition; we feature a blog "Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis" written by someone who lives with it every day:
 
In this Rheumatoid Arthritis awareness week I would like to share with you how this illness affects me. Simply it is an Autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints and is the second most common form of arthritis.

I was diagnosed 10 years ago and feel blessed that I had a good 50 years symptom free. My daughter insisted I see my GP;  I felt exhausted, mobility problems, pain in my joints, I thought I had flu. My GP thought different and sent me for tests. Part of me felt good when I had a diagnosis but got frightened when I did some research to know what the future may hold ... (continue reading)
Please visit the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Website for more information on how you can show your support this year.

The NRAS are asking you to share as much as you can online using #RuAware.