Ever since I started to have pain in my joints, I've been concerned about this. One day, I think I might want to be a mom. I'm very scared that I won't be able to be a good mom if I can't move around well. I was incredibly active until only 1 year ago. My friends used to say that I never lost my 2 year old energy. I bet those genes are good and strong in me. I was a very active kid too. My parents would play soccer with me and take me hiking. On the weekend, I'd make arts and crafts with my mom. I've had pain in both elbows and knees (among other joints). I'm not concerned if I'll be able to carry a child. I'm afraid I won't be able to raise a kid well. I'm afraid that I'll never be able to teach my child how to kick a soccer ball, or how to play basketball, or even just play with with him/her. I'm scared that I won't be able to carry my baby without terrible arm pain. You can kind of see the trend here. I have many of these thoughts. I don't want to be some lump that can't play with their kids. So if you're a parent and in pain, how do you do it? Thanks in advance!