Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gratitude Post #21~ No Pain

Today, I am very thankful that I am not in pain. A lot of you know that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was just a year ago that I was in so much pain that I could barely move. Constant pain makes me miserable. I feel like I am on fire with the pain. It drastically changed my life.

A few years ago when I was first diagnosed with RA, the doctor put me on all kinds of horrible medicine and they made me very sick. I gained weight and could not believe how bad I felt.

I went to another doctor for a second opinion. At the same time, I also started going to Dr. Zhang. He is a Chinese trained physician from China and he has been treating my RA with acupuncture.

By the time of my second doctors diagnosis, he confirmed that I was in remission from RA. I am no longer on any medication except when needed. I am so thankful to Dr. Randy(as I call him) for he has made all the difference in my life, especially the quality of my life. I am not saying that I don't have some bad days, but they are fewer and far less than ever.


Anonymous said...

WOOT...congrats my friend. That is such good news and I'm so happy for you :) Now just keep a positive attitude about that :) WOOT!!!!

Nessa said...

I am so glad you found some pain relief. My mother has RA too so I know how bad it can be.

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Gail said...


I love all your gratitude posts. And I am so happy for you that you are feeling relief from the pain and are in remission from the R A. Alleluia!!

Love and hope and gratitude

Sandee said...

How wonderful. Being in pain all the time is indeed trying. I'm glad this issue is behind you.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

ramblingwoods said...

I am so happy to hear this Pam. At one time I wanted to due acupuncture but couldn't find an MD who did it here. I should look again as maybe it could help some of my symptoms. Here's to remission and less pain.. Michelle

DeEtta said...

I am happy you are getting relief from pain. That is a very special gratitude and blessing for you. Stay pain free and Happy Thanksgiving.

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