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My Dads Experience Of Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

It was year 2010. When my dad diagnosed his Rheumatoid Arthritis. After months of tests, doctor’s appointments, my father was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 65 years old. It was really horrible. His biggest struggle, though, has been his activity daily living. In a sense that, he couldn’t work outside of the home and there were some chores he just couldn’t do. All of this can be very tough for him and the family. He gets irritated easily because of the pain that he’s experiencing. Sometimes my dad doesn’t say anything, but you can tell he is in pain.

Severe Swelling

He even has severe swelling in his hands and feet and you will see the deformity of his hands. In medical term they call it “SWAN NECK DEFORMITY” why this has happened? The doctor says “due to his severe inflammation of his fingers, the tissues in his fingers starts to become malformed.”  Which is why fibrous & bony ankylosis happened and thus got deformed. Apart from that, he has pain medication shots given to him every month and included with that is an oral pain reliever medication.

Problems With Medications

After he started treatment, he did have some problems with several medications, his Rheumatologist prescribed medication for the Rheumatoid Arthritis but not for the pain it caused. But I have finally found a combination that works for him. One day, I was making CBD creams and oils. I am thinking about my dad who has this terrible inflammation with his hands and feet. I went to my parent’s house telling my dad, come and give it a try with my new CBD products I made. I told him to rub on some of my creams especially the hands then wait for a couple of minutes.  

CBD Helped

As time passed by, my dad told me that the CBD creams were working. He started doing more things around the house.

Another aspect of Rheumatoid Arthritis is having a very low energy drive. My dad’s biggest struggle, has been getting proper pain management. But now, he is doing great. He still uses my other products that I made. Like roll ons, hemp oil and CBD topical pain rubs.