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How I Live with Arthritis

(Cross posted from Kosability.)

Most days I can force myself to ignore my arthritis. The problem is that arthritis doesn’t like being ignored. I’ll take aspirin or ibuprofen during the day and before going to bed. Usually I can count on at least a couple hours of sleep before I wake up again. On bad nights I will wake up and the joints feel like they are going to burst into flames. After a bad night I can guarantee that the next day I’ll barely be able to move because of the pain. “Arthur” and I have a definite adversarial relationship.  I refuse to be slowed down completely and it refuses to be ignored. This is the story of our battle.