I have had the blessing of being a Contributor for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com for a little over a year now. Writing and sharing my story with the Psoriatic-Arthritis.com community has been one of the most rewarding and at the same time challenging things I’ve ever done. The past 14 months have been filled with many ups and downs but the one thing I know for sure is that the PsA community is one of the strongest ones I’ve ever seen.
I have had the privledge of having nearly 100 articles published by Psoriatic-Arthritis.com, of those 100 I’d like to share a few of my favorites with you.
Psoriatic-Arthritis.com Article Round-Up
“After I got over the initial shock and denial of my diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), I quickly realized that living with PsA impacts every single aspect of daily life. It is not a disease that is limited to physical pain, there is a whole emotional side to it that often does not get the attention it deserves. One of the hardest side effects to deal with emotionally is the loss of control and helplessness. Its effects are far reaching…” Read More
“In sickness and in health, till death do us part.
When I said these words, I had no idea how much they would play a role in my future. I didn’t understand the depths of what these words would mean to me. I can’t even comprehend how it must feel to watch someone you love feel the pain of psoriatic arthritis and be helpless to stop it. There are many times that I know that PsA has affected my husband’s life just as much, if not more so than mine…” Read More
“My children are still little. It is still easy to convince them that “Mommy is fine.” It is still easy to persuade them to sit and snuggle on my lap, read stories, or watch a show when I am not feeling well. But I know that this will not always be the case. I know, sometime very soon, they will be more impacted by the fact that their mom has psoriatic arthritis… Read More
“Every day these feelings get worse. The pain and fatigue are a daily battle. I sit on my couch and look around my house. Baskets of laundry are waiting at my feet to be folded. A sink of dishes waiting to be cleaned. A scattering of toys litter the rest of the floor. I can’t remember the last time I ran the vacuum or dusted and the overwhelming feelings of guilt start to set in. My children need much-deserved attention and there just isn’t enough energy to go around. My eyes dart around the room and all I see is defeat everywhere I look… Read More
“I called my rheumatologist the other day (yet again). My next infusion isn’t for another few weeks and I was in the middle of a serious flare. Swelling joints, aching back, and the worst of all, never-ending fatigue. I’ll be completely honest and tell you, I called my doctor, hoping against hope, that I would be prescribed real, actual pain medicine. My current prescription NSAIDS do nothing to help my pain. I might as well be popping Tic Tacs. Relief from ice and heat are only temporary. Tylenol is a joke. What did I get? Steroids, my old friend. We meet again… Read More
These are just a few of my favorites, you can read all my articles from Psoriatic-Arthritis.com here.
Until next time, keep smiling,