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6 Memes You’ll Understand If You Have RA

6 Memes You’ll Understand If You Have RA


6 Memes You’ll Understand If You Have RA


If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it can feel like no one understands what you’re going through. You might even find yourself thinking, “I can’t be the only one who __________.” Chances are, you’re probably not.

In 2015, Pfizer hosted the first ever ReAl Talk Summit where a group of RA patient advocates gathered to talk candidly about life with RA. What they learned was simple—it felt good to open up about their experiences with RA and—more importantly—many of these experiences were shared. 

We captured some of the funny, honest, inspirational, and relatable “RA moments” that surfaced at the event in the memes below. Scroll through and share the ones that speak to you. 

1. “I love it when someone says that their grandmother has arthritis too.”
- Leslie Rott, living with RA

2. “Just another day in tin-man land.”
- Leslie “Wren” Vandever, living with RA

3. “Me + RA = Partners in Life.”
- Lene Andersen, living with RA

4. “Dare me to sleep ‘til 10. Go ahead, dare me.”
- Lisa Emrich, living with RA

5. Strength is being comfortable with your abilities and self-worth.”
- Joseph Coe, CreakyJoints Patient Advocate

6. “Today + brushing my hair = nope. I’m rocking the messy look.”
- Stephanie Aleite, living with RA

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