Re: Ballet dancer recently diagnosed with RA...help!!
Well g'day again!!
No prob in asking...I'm from Melbourne. My pilates instructor's name was Ainsley (25 ish) and i know she was dancing with a company o/s (poss UK) but not sure which one and she has recently left my gym so it's unlikely i'll get to find out. Unfortunately it ended her proff ballet career but she's a fit and healthy uni student studying now to become an osteopath due to her increasing personal interest in non medication remedies and treatments. Her knees still played up at times but her associated skin condition that comes with Psoriatic arthritis was her biggest drama. I will see if i can chase a contact and she could tell you her story.
I'm going okay, most people think i've recovered cause initially my docs told me it was a virus...so i guess even though the permanency was hard to take and i was on a bit of an emotional roller coaster there for a while, i'm obviously not in that much pain anymore if people around me don't here me whinge...can even open the jar of vegemite again. And yes, "use it or lose it" is the motto i'm living by...and of course waiting for that inevitable remission. It seems weird to be struck down with something almost overnight so it still seems believable that one day it will go. I hope so for you too. My naturopath told me sometimes the hormones in pregnancy cause it to go (mind you the opp can be true too). You're too young to be slowed down; while we can't escape change, i'm sure you won't let it take over. You got tough Aussie fighting spirit in ya blood afterall!!