Monday, September 29, 2008


The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. - H. Humphrey

A little over a month ago I was diagnosed with Psoriatic [pronounced sore-ee-AA-tic] Arthritis. I have had Psoriasis, a noncontagious lifelong skin disease, for about 19 years (since moving to Denver). I am now one of the 10-30% of people with psoriasis who have it develop into this form of arthritis. It is similar to rheumatoid arthritis, although milder in most cases; it can develop as severe.
I've had pain for a couple years now but had gone undiagnosed until finally getting an x-ray, MRI, blood tests and seeing some specialized doctors.
Currently I’m taking Methotrexate, a chemo drug, to help relieve pain, inflammation and prevent progressive joint damage. My ankles and knees are affected the most right now with swelling and pain.
My neighbors have been great, I think I’ve only mowed my yard three or four times this year. Walking on uneven ground has been tough. My art room at school is cement, so that gets tough too. I’m reluctant to ask for help but would appreciate you adding me to your prayers.


Anonymous said...

I will certainly add you to my prayers. I pray that you have success to your treatments and can live without pain. Take care of yourself. Love, Carol

Anonymous said...

I will keep you in my prayers also. Thanks for letting us know. I love looking at yours and Carols blog. Isn't it a bitch getting old??? I have my problems too. Take care of yourself. Love, Deb Richarz

Carrie said...

I am hoping the best for you that the medicine you are taking gives you some relief. It is great that the docs finally figured something out to hopefully help! I am getting rest and Olivia did really well last night - hope it continues!

Ronda said...

Anything for you, friend! ...and if you need more than prayers, you just have to ask.


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