Due to Rheumatoid arthritis, these days I have been living with less pain or more pain days. There are no, no-pain days, so far. Some days, I go to sleep magically believing that I would wake up with no pain. But it doesn’t happen. I have started to accept the present reality and try to find ways to positively deal with the pain. I can do activities slowly only now. I used to do it fast. I am accepting the present situation. I’m happy that I manage. This gives me the strength to face it. To act. To keep going. Truly empowering.
Following doctor’s advice, medicines, physiotherapy, walking, exercises, Ayurvedic oils, diet changes, genuine advice from well-wishers, and prayers all help. No doubt. But ultimately, it is also one’s own Self-awareness and intelligently taking care of body and mind that is most important, is what I realise. Resolve to do daily activities carefully and respect my judgment at that point in time, what actually needs to be done. Learning to be mindful.
Continued self-analysis and modifications accordingly as per my body and mind’s condition.
At present no cure for RA. Pain can be managed. That is positive. The future is unknown. We can hope. I wish for an effective Nanobot.
Dr. K. Srikala Ganapathy is the founding editor of Science Shore. She has passion for academics. She is a University rank holder in undergraduate degree and completed her PhD in botany, interdisciplinary microbiology. She has presented research papers at various national and international level seminars and conferences and also won several awards and prizes for her presentations. She is passionate about teaching. She is involved in educating and motivating students community. She is also involved in reviewing and editing of science articles of scientific journals. Apart from academics and teaching, she also loves drawing and is interested in Vedanta study. She believes in life long learning and living her life to the fullest. She lives in India with her beautiful family and is a happy, proud and blessed mother of a caring and intelligent BITSian daughter.