Friday, November 20, 2009

The Voices of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Today, my sister sent me a link to a feature about RA in the New York Times. It featured short interviews from six different people with RA. I thought it was really interesting to see the different perspectives of the disease from different ages and situations. But while the six perspectives were quite different, I still found that I could identify with what all of them were saying.

I think it's really great that the New York Times featured this piece about RA. Since RA can often be an "invisible disease" (i.e. "you don't look sick"), I think it's really important that people try to understand how difficult it can still be to deal with RA even when you appear to be perfectly healthy. One of the things I still struggle with is people not understanding why a 26 year old who looks perfectly healthy might be too tired to hang out anymore at 8:15pm. ~;o)

Thanks for sharing this article, little sister!


KCFitch said...

Big thanks little Z! I don't know if you'll get the comment, but this was an awesome article!

~Mariah~ said...

Of course I get the comment! I liked this feature too.

Sarah Z said...

I'm so glad you liked it!