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Arthritis Support Network launched: 2016
Arthritis Support Network Leader: Jessi Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia & Osteoarthritis
About this Arthritis Support Network:
My vision for this support group is to provide a welcoming, fun and supportive network to those living with a Rheumatic condition in the St. Louis area. A goal of mine for this support network is to foster an environment where my group participants come out of every meeting feeling understood and empowered. Bringing people together is a huge component in thriving with arthritis, so in that case, let’s have some fun and get to know each other!
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2014 and Fibromyalgia in May of 2016. Prior to the onset of RA, I was very active. I loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, traveling, exploring. RA changed all of that very quickly. It seems as if overnight, I went from being a participant to a spectator. To cope with my new reality, I was determined to educate myself. I've read every book, blog, study, and medical journal you can imagine. I found a Rheumatologist I was comfortable with. He and I have discovered a concoction of medications that are helping me to lead a more active lifestyle. All of the knowledge and medication in the world, however, couldn't help me handle the emotional aspect of living with a chronic illness. I am learning to accept and love the new me a little more everyday.
I couldn't possibly be more grateful for the opportunity to volunteer with Arthritis Introspective as an Arthritis Support Network Leader. I am looking forward to developing a group of friends who learn from one another, support each other and have a whole lot of fun!
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