Living with rheumatoid arthritis is a daily struggle.
In a post on Instagram this week, actress Tatum O’Neal shared a photo of her back, giving followers a look at the scars she’s gotten due to the condition, including a bad cut on her hip from a fall.
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Living with rheumatoid arthritis. A fall scratch scar on my right 😠hip. And the back surgery scar from eight years ago. My last back surgery scar is on the front from February . And all those red marks are from heating pads ~I probably should turn those down a little bit and, believe it or not this is me actually getting better. Cheers to everyone and rheumatoid arthritis can go fuck itself__•• #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior
The photo also shows the scar from the back surgery the 56-year-old underwent eight years ago, along with another surgery last year.
“Cheers to everyone and rheumatoid arthritis can go f**k itself,” she added.
O’Neal also touched on her rheumatoid arthritis in a post on Sunday.
Back in December, the “Paper Moon” star shared information about the treatment she is undergoing for the condition.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks its joints and other tissues.