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Date: 31.01.2010
From: krystal

Subject: can i plz ask RA ppl?

what they struggle day to day with please
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Date: 31.01.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: can i plz ask RA ppl?

Everything! I cant bend very well so cant touch the floor. i struggle to get up from sitting position, getting in and out of shower (getting my legs over the bath!) Cant reach very high, struggle with our taps because theyre very stiff. the lists goes on lol
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Date: 31.01.2010
From: Angela

Subject: Re: can i plz ask RA ppl?

Hiya Krystal,
My RA troubles my knees mainly at the moment. I can only walk a very short distance before they feel like I have lead weights around them,they stiffen, and I want to sit, then when i flop down , I find it very painful and difficult to stand up again.
All the rest is the same as Verity.
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Date: 31.01.2010
From: vicky

Subject: Re: can i plz ask RA ppl?

Hey guys,

My RA affects most of my joints but i'm the same as angela, and my knees stop me from walking far and are swollen like balloons! Also, my shoulders have extremely limited movement, but i'm lucky to have such an amazing mammy who helps me a lot with getting dressed etc! hehe :)
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Date: 31.01.2010
From: kylee

Subject: Re: can i plz ask RA ppl?

hi i struggle lifting my arms to brush my hair many times i have had to go out with bed hair lol. i find it hard to get comfortable in bed as it hurts to lie on my joints and cant sleep on my back im finding it very difficult to dress my daughter s she has little buttons on her cloths and my hands cant grasp them properly.
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Date: 01.02.2010
From: Kirsty

Subject: Re: can i plz ask RA ppl?

Hi my Ra is in most of my joints at the mo my feet are really painful so stop me walking to far, my wrists and fingers are very bad and painful so i struggle with writing and things like lifting heavy stuff saucepans etc, washing up.

Kylee i have the same problem with brushing my hair as i cant get my arms up & it hurts but i have found that if i sit on chair or edge of bed and tip my head upside down between my legs i can brush it all that way without having to lift my arms up so high hope it might help although prob sounds crazy from my description lol!!!
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