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Susan Shares How She Explains Rheumatoid Arthritis To New Friends (VIDEO)

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Susan explains how she shares her rheumatoid arthritis conditions with new friends.

I used to not tell people about it just because I didn’t want to seem like the odd person. You know, it is not as common as some other health conditions that women might experience, but I started realizing that it was important to get the word out and to create an awareness because actually more people have it than you might think, and a lot of people have it and don’t know if that ache or pain could be related to arthritis.

So, now I just, when it’s appropriate, will explain, you know, some of what I am going through as far as having to take medication. A lot of people question when I go out to a social event why I am not drinking like everybody else is drinking, and yes, I will have one or two, you know, glasses of wine at dinner or something, but while everybody else is really whooping it up, I do have to limit that and so that’s an opportunity to kind of explain some of my limitations.

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