When I first moved to Baltimore, I was, in a sense, rescued by Sue. Sue was a reader of my blog, and when I posted that I was moving to Charm City, she quickly emailed me to say welcome and to recommend her rheumatologist to me (something I will be FOREVER grateful to her for doing). We met up shortly after I got settled in, and she was very gracious about including me in her cooking group and showing me around my new city.
Though we both have autoimmune arthritis, our paths have gone very differently. Mine was clearly diagnosed as rheumatoid, while hers has been placed in the category of inflammatory arthritis. I am one of those who has been fortunate enough to, for whatever reason, respond quickly and drastically to drugs; she, very unfortunately and for whatever reason, has not. What I love about Sue, though, is her humor, her perseverance, and most of all, her sheer determination. France, anyone?
Read the great article about her, that does an excellent job of citing the difference between osteo and autoimmune arthritis, that's been circulating though social media if you haven't already.
PS- thanks to NYC Sick Chick Kat for posting it in my newsfeed first, and to Sue, whom I hope won't mind that I've just written this post!