My boss started out as one of my law professors, but has grown to be a mentor and a friend (he's even coming to my wedding!) I was working for him when I first got diagnosed with RA, and since I had such a difficult time adjusting to my new diagnosis, I had no choice at the time but to be completely honest with him about it. Since then we have often frankly discussed my condition and its limitations. And today my honesty totally paid off.
We were supposed to drive together to a meeting in Fort Collins today, a two hour round trip. However, it turns out my boss isn't feeling very well and thinks he might be coming down with the flu. He is still well enough to go to the meeting, but he decided that he didn't think it was safe for me (and my compromised immune system) to spend two hours in the car with him today. So he's going without me. And I really appreciate his consideration.
I certainly wouldn't want to be treated like an invalid, but on the other hand it is really nice to have someone recognize the difficulties RA causes for me and do their best to help me - or at least to not make it worse.