Having RA is like being an obsolete computer. Starting up takes forever and once I’m up and running not all of my software (joints) are functioning properly. Obviously this is because my processor (immune system) has been infringed, which makes me more susceptible to viruses. Sometimes a new computer freezes up as well, but rebooting the system (good night sleep) often solves this problem. But an old PC rarely responds to a reboot, and if it does, the effects do not last. A wide scope of solutions are needed to keep a slow computer up and running.

First of all a sound anti-virus software package (medication) is absolutely necessary. Unfortunately this can slow the system down (side effects) even more. Secondly, it is essential to download the newest and correct downloads (healthy diet). Make sure you don’t browse sites that can interfere with the system (doing too much) and it’s important to defragment the hard drive at least once a week (exercise) and in doing so, remove temporary and old files (work up a sweat).

If you follow these instructions, an old pc can function for some time. But I’m just treating the symptoms here. I’ll never be a new computer, I’m stuck with the obsolete one (RA).

I wish I was more mobile, I wish I was a Macbook pro.

Thank you for your time, take care of yourself and remember to keep passing the open windows (OS X of course..).

© Ferhaan Kajee, March 2010

Published in: on March 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. How true, how true. Very good analogy, nicely told.


  2. I enjoyed reading. You are quite right. Thanks for sending me the link. Hope you are having a good day.

  3. Super analogy, Ferhaan! Love it!

    Some days my computer doesn’t want to work without some definite hiccups, other days, well, it’s not at the MacBook Pro stage yet, but we’re working on it!

    🙂 Laurie

  4. Kan je hem herschrijven in het Nederlands? Ik zou hem graag delen met vrienden en bekenden

    • Halverwege de pagina, onder de foto, kan je de NLse versie vinden.

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