Telling It Like It Is: Pain Awareness and Rheumatoid Arthritis
September's National Pain Awareness Month in the US and I got on the barricades on MyRACentral...
"'Are you in pain right now?'
'Yes. I am always in pain.'
I was talking to someone about RA and when she asked me this question, I felt a strange inner shift. It took me a while - several hours, in fact - to realize what had happened. It had been relief. The relief of being honest about my pain. And it made me think."
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