I recently started reading a blog called "Struck at 21 with RA; Coping With It," written by Skye who is, obviously, a 21-year-old who has recently been diagnosed with RA (and also Sjögren’s Syndrome). It's been quite interesting for me to read about what she's been going through, not only to remember some of the feelings I went through when I was first diagnosed myself, but also to get the perspective of another young person dealing with RA, as most of the people I know with RA are a bit older than me.
I was only 25 when I was diagnosed, it's been a year and a half since then, and sometimes I still feel overwhelmed about figuring out how to live the rest of my life with RA. Sometimes I wish I had gotten a chance to live more of my life without having to deal with this. I can only imagine it being even more difficult to be diagnosed four years younger, but Skye has shown a lot of courage in dealing with the changes life is throwing at her.
I've added Struck at 21 with RA; Coping With It to the RA resources on my blog and I will be following it from this point forward!