This morning I was clued in to an article written by RA guy when my facebook went off…
The article is here…
It is a really good article and, while more directed to males than females (which I have to admit thinking about it is unusual) that showed up in a UK publication. It made me think. It made me think… about what it means to be male… about what it means to be strong… about what it means to have RA.
I try really hard to hide that I have RA. I work with people not much more than half my age, as a whole and I don’t want to appear to be less than a person.
I work with someone who has back problems who is 5 years older than I am and who 1. often milks the condition and 2. thinks that the world owes him something because he bothers to show up for work even when he has an owie… I don’t want to come off as less than I am or as feeling like I’m owed something just because I hurt.
And I’m not male.
It has to be really hard to be a male with RA in a world that expects so much of you
RA Guy… my hat’s off to you… awesome article