Crash and Burn with RAD

This past week I have felt the fatigue of Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease (RAD) more than I would like. I am not sure how many hours I have crashed on the couch during the day, even right after I woke up in the morning. I have missed a couple walks with the dogs not from the mild pain or stiffness but just from the fatigue. Sometimes when the fatigue or “brain fog” hits I cannot think to write, but may be able to be a little creative. Today I felt creative so I made this graphic image to express the feeling of fatigue.

I enjoy creating some images that can help promote Rheum4us.org, which is  the only charity just for RAD. Please feel free to use these images anytime or anywhere you would like to help promote our Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Also I write about how Rheumatoid Arthritis (aka RAD) affects me and [sometimes in detail] so others can learn more about RAD, not for sympathy or attention. I can describe how I feel better at the time in a post in my blogs better then I can by the time I see the doctor again. When I see him I forget or I could have “brain fog” and forget the note with a list of things to tell him by the time for my appointment. Even the specialists do not fully understand Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease, so if they happen to see my blog or another patient’s blog, this gives them better understanding as well.

RAD symptoms include fatigue

Crash and burn with the fatigue of RAD.

I created this image with Adobe Photoshop to help support Rheum4us.org. If you have family or friends with Rheumatoid Arthritis, please share this with them.


This post is part of my 2012 RA Twist on Project 365. Please help support Rheumatoid Patient Foundation by making a donation today.

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