I have rheumatoid arthritis since I was 40yo. Rheumatoid arthritis is incurable, all that can be done is to slow it's progress and minimize joint damage. I was able to control it for the last 17 years and able to lead a somewhat normal life, with 24/7 pain in almost all my joints. But due to another medical emergencies (four hospitalization and later on burial ) of a very close relative last year I had to set aside my own medical treatments, expenses in order to help. Sad to say it depleted our finances to the negative. And it caused my condition to go unchecked that I am unable to walk right now and suffer extreme pain 24/7, because I don't have the resources to go for more therapies and medications needed in my present condition. Slowing it down is needed so as not to affect my other vital organs. I want to extend my life a bit more by seeking medical treatment. I really want to be able to at least stand up and walk on my own so that I don't need to burden my family with my daily needs like simple bathroom/toilet needs. Medications, laboratory exams and therapy for RA patients are long term, arduous and a bit expensive But with our present financial situation seeking medical help is totally impossible. Family members are pitching all that they can to help me, but can only do so much.