If you are like most people, you knew little about arthritis when you were first diagnosed. Most people are not well-informed about arthritis until they need to be. The exception may be someone who has a very close relative with the disease.
When most people hear their doctor say, "You have arthritis?", they have little idea what to expect going forward or how much arthritis will affect their lives. I often get emails from people who fear the future. Some ask me when they will have to quit working or when they will become disabled. There is no crystal ball to help us know what the future holds, but it would be helpful to know what to expect right after diagnosis. I've compiled a list of what I wish I had known that first week or month after being diagnosed. Learn more in Arthritis - What to Expect After Diagnosis.
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