About my Health

Since the age of 5 sports and outdoor activities were in every aspect of my life.  At age 23, I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and that realization of having a life long illness, and that it could possible never go away was pretty hard to accept.  Giving up almost every physical activity I enjoyed wasn’t what I would call easy.  The other part that completely caught me off guard was the emotional element.  Not being able to do most of the things you loved and dealing with the pain takes its toll on your physiological well being in ways I had no idea how to cope. A lot has happened since those early years of my illness.  Lots of emotional pains and happiness.  I have to give credit to a medication called Enbrel.  Since taking Enbrel it has improved my physical life 80+%.

 T oday, my health only slows me down as much as I allow it to.  I fight through everything I do and do a pretty good job, I think, of ignoring the pain I do have.  Some days are not as good as others.  All I can say is if you have the determination to beat what ever it is you may have going against you then you can come out on the other side happier and stronger as a person.