We are patients living with Psoriatic Arthritis, here for your support.
I can get out of bed in the morning and I am no longer so stiff and siezed up. I can move even though I still have that morning pain from just lying down overnight. My hips and shoulders still give me pain but most days my back is goo
I am sleeping so much better and my pain is not continually waking me up throughout the night. I am actually sleeping right through about half the time instead of only very rarely sleeping through the night before Embrel.
I can at least put my feet on the ground in the morning and walk with a stride and not walk like a penguin taking short steps and felt like I was mainly walking on my heals.
I can open the top of the milk carton without have to use pliers on the ring pull. I can butter my toast now and spread the marmalade on top.
I can chop up vegetables with a knife again, not as good as I once could, but good enought for me. I don't like the look of the way the electric choppers mulch the vegetables.
I can almost close my hands and make a fist again. This helps me grip an hold things so much better.
I have more energy and I am not so fatigued. I still have my days of fatigue, but it is now not every day. Only half as often as before.
I still face difficulties every day and still have pain in so many places. As the day goes on and the more I try to do I deteriate. I still need to stop so often to sit or lie down.
I know I can have a rest a while and it actually helps and most of the time I can get up again and do some more.
Life is so much better now compared to how I was. I am hoping it will continue to improve on Embrel as it is still early days.