I was hanging out with my flatmate the other night and for some reason we were talking about MS, and she mentioned that out of her mum's best friends from high school her mum was ok health-wise, one of the others had cancer, another had a series of heart problems and the last had MS. And then she said "Imagine, that could be us one day, scary!!" and I went...."Um, well.. I already have a disease, remember?" and then it got a bit awkward and quiet and we changed the subject.
I honestly believe she forgot. She was right there last year during my diagnosis and saw me crying my eyes out and going through the motions. And she read up on RA so it's not like she's ignorant about it. But I honestly think she meant no harm and just because I've been well and haven't mentioned my arthritis for months she just forgot. Or maybe she doesn't think it's as serious as cancer or MS? I don't know.
I wish I could forget too, unfortunately even though I'm well there is still something to remind me of it most days. I wonder what everyone that knows about my RA thinks. I was a MESS, seriously..for like 3 months I was an emotional wreck. And now I'm back to normal I guess. I wonder if they think I made a big deal out of nothing, just because I now don't mention my daily problems. And yes, those problems have decreased significantly and my mood has lifted as well. I hope they don't think I made it all up. I wish I had!!!