Current age .. 30
Age when diagnosed .. 23
Diagnoses .. Rheumatoid arthritis
Year I start using my wheelchair .. 26
Why they think I have rheumatoid .. Because of the stress of loosing my mum which happened in August 2008 I started showing symptoms shortly after
What doctors first said to me
Cardiologist .. "I think you have rheumatoid arthritis Vicky, I hope you don't"
GP ... "I really hope you don't have it because you have enough on your plate"
GP ... "I'm sorry you have rheumatoid arthritis, it's going to be a long journey"
Rheumatologist "you have it, live with it"
GP "Uve had a bad hand delt Vicky"
Responses of family .. What is it? it crnt be that bad?
Friends ... What is it?
My response " why is this happening to me, I have my whole life in front of me"
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