My friend has RA - has been in a wheelchair since she was 23, she is now 54. We have known each other all this time. Her husband died ten years ago now and she has no family at all, and has elected for a care package that 'buys' her carers. There is always trouble, though, and she has IBS, does voluntary work, goes to classes. Fills her days so full because she has no family near, in U.K. family in America. She is profoundly disabled and can do nothing for herself, though has a beautiful voice and works for a crisis telephone line, which she is brilliant at. She has had bad flareups lately, through stress I believe, all the doctors think she is such a high achiever they dont see the pain and stress she is under. She has said sometimes lately she is not sure what the point of her is.......am just so concerned for her - is anyone else here in this position? She is unable to use a computer as her hands are so bad.....she is such a wonderful person and good friend....would love to find ideas or ways to help her through this bad time....
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