November 24 is Thanksgiving Day in the USA...How has Patient made you thankful...

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Since joining Patient, I have made several new friends...I am able to reach out to someone else, making my pain a bit less...I have learned so much from so many other members.. my hope is sustained...

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    I am very thankful for Patient. I have met people who understand me and the things I am going through since they are going through similar experiences. It is an wonderful place to come to vent when I need to discuss my feelings about RA or the OA which is getting me two new hips next month. It is a place to benefit from others' experiences in dealing with the same health changes I sometimes feel overwhelmed by.

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      Hi Rita.

      You are among friends...2 new shiny hips! When I was born, you died with the same parts you were born with...

      I am so grateful that I can now trade out the old, cranky parts...have a hip, a knee, an ankle, a plated and screwed femur, hands that are redone every 15 years, an elbow...and come January a DRUJ replacement, February a shoulder, August the other elbow....2018 will be the other shoulder and both hands...

      I wonder what the security xray at the airport would do if I showed up to fly...chuckle chuckle

      OA, RA, AS all of the rheumatics are damnable diseases...but I refuse to let my JRA win!

      Hugss

      judith

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      Judith,You have been through a lot, but you still have a sense of humor. I like that.

      I am blessed with both OA and RA.

      My my middle finger is showing signs of deformity. I asked my doctot about surgery and he said there's nothing that can be done.

      It sounds like you had multiple surgeries on your hands. I am going to ask for a second opinion.

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      Thanks Judith.

      Yes, it is wonderful that we live in a time that the things that wear out can be replaced. As one of my nieces said I'm going to be the bionic woman. Good luck with the upgrades ahead of you. May you have a speedy recovery.

      Hugs

      Rita

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    THis group has helped me not worry about symptoms that were common to others and know some of the same struggles were not out of the ordinary, as well as what to expect as the healing progressed
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      Hi Lynn,

      I so agree with you, it is definitely a lift when you no longer have to worry about another ache.

      Don't you just live to read when someone recovers ability they had lost.

      We have a great group.. many very wise friends with great advise.

      Welcome!

      judith

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    I am thankful for the National Health Service.
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