Parenting is hard, and single parenting can be even more of a challenge. But when you add in a chronic illness with multiple symptoms, side effects from treatments, and the reality of living with a disability, life just gets even more hectic and overwhelming.
Imagine being unable to work at your job because the pain and fatigue you experience on a daily basis makes things you could by rote feel impossible.
Catherine Backman, a senior scientist of rehabilitation at Arthritis Research Canada, has examined the impact of arthritis on motherhood and said Davidson is not alone in her experience of life with rheumatoid arthritis.
2018 has been one of the most monumental years of my 32 rotations around the sun. It’s only been 3 years since chronic illness made its impact on my life and also when I started to feel as if I was living in an entirely different world with how the diagnosis impacted my life.
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Child locks and friendly packaging are unfriendly to Arthritis.
I never wanted to be a mother in the first place, but here I am now proudly one while struggling with my biggest fear of losing the ability to Mother full time because of my health.
I live with the #1 cause of long term disability in North America