Wednesday, August 1, 2012

You're too Young to Be That Sick, and Other Misconceptions

use these remarks as a moment to kindly offer education to those who offer their opinion about your age and illness. I remember telling people, when they told me I was "too young to have arthritis" - "Actually, most women are in their twenties and thirties when diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune disease, so a lot different than typical arthritis you may be familiar with." Little by little, you may help increase their awareness and this will help others in the future.

- Lisa Copen

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