Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Not "Just" Arthritis
She also has a weak bladder and is supposed to catherize herself three times a day. Woo wee! That sounds like a hoot, don't it? Anyway...with her two kinds of arthur she has trouble doing that and she recently had a conversation with her urologist about the catherizing.
Dr. I.P: Freely: "Have you been catherizing yourself?"
Mom: "No, my back hurts plus I have arthritis. I have trouble doing it."
"Well, we all get arthritis as we age, it's normal."
So this is where my big mouth butted in and I said, "She has rheumatoid arthritis. I think it's a bit different from the other."
Yes I do talk back to doctors at times. They just looove me.
Now I know he's a pee doctor but you'd think he would know the difference between osteo and rheumatoid. Yes osteoarthritis hurts and makes it hard to move. I know because I have it- but rheumatoid arthritis can put people in wheelchairs. I wish doctors would think before they speak at times. Of course I need to take my own advice about thinking before speaking but anyway...
Here are some links about both kinds from the arthritis foundation:
Also here's a handy dandy video on the differences between the two nefarious diseases.(Haha, I said nefarious. I sound like Adam West- era Batman.)