I am certain if everyone with RA in America (and, our numbers are high) were asked, " How do you cope with the pain of RA from day-to-day?", one would receive millions (literally) of different answers. I'm sure everyone would reply by stating they take their medication regularly as prescribed by their rheumatologist. Same goes here. I try to keep a positive, mental outlook. I do what I can around the house each day. Housework also keeps me busy, which keeps me active, which takes my mind off of my RA.
I enjoy reading and writing (which, I have been doing more of), playing music and spending time with my family. I stay mindful the events of the past 2 years have not only affected me, but, everyone around me; my family and my friends.
I am definitely learning how to live this new life. Lately, I have found myself a bit pissed off. I want to do certain things as I had before. On my own and at a quicker pace. Not happening now. I have been exercising again for awhile now. My workouts now are not as intense as they once were-with intense cardio and resistance training. My pace is a bit slower, but hey, it's working for me right now.
The pain differs from each day. Some mornings are brutal, especially if I have been very active the day before. Maybe, this where I am still learning and coping with my RA.
I would love to hear from others how they are coping with RA. Peace!