I'm new to this site. I've found the postings to be quite helpful. I was diagnosed about 15 years ago. I've had some pretty serious flareups and few remissions. I'm in the midst of a flareup now and it is creating havoc for me. For the first time I'm considering disability (ssi.) I am a widow so I kind of on my own with this disease. I have family but they all have their own responsibilities. I hate to be burden to anyone. I'm sorry I seem to be rambling. I'm not use to this yet. Hopefully I'll get better. I hope everyone's New Year is all that they want it to be.