Hello, everyone. My name is Hazel Peterson and I have been living with RA since the early 1980s. I am a retired nurse, leaving the profession in 2008 as a result of the limitations I began to experience with pain, inability to do my job without fear of hurting myself or others....I could do on and on. However, I am fortunate to have a wonderful husband who loves me and takes care of me and encourages me daily.
I am on disability now and even though I'd rather be out there working, I've been able to fill my life with meaningful things. I write (have a book coming out soon), have a blog with lots of followers, spend time with my friends, lead a ladies Bible study at my church, walk through the beautiful Colorado mountains, where I live....my life is good.
I've tried every treatment out there including Ritauxin. Because of a DNA problem, nothing works long for me so, unless I am healed miraculously, this is my life. But I choose to be positive and help others who suffer.
I may have RA....but RA does NOT have me!
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