I stumbled across this site today when I was googling to see if there was a link between, what I can only describe as internal vibrations and PsA, as often happens, I got distracted and didn’t find a proper answer, lol, but finding a community of fellow PsA sufferers is much more interesting
I was diagnosed in 2016, but have actually had a variety of misdiagnosed symptoms since the mid 90’s. I’ve been dealing with a variety of chronic conditions most of my life, so PsA wasn’t a shock, it was just another story in my medical history. I have asthma, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, anxiety and depression, looking at my cocktail of medication each day, swings me between laughing and crying
It’s been an incredibly difficult few years since this diagnosis, but I’m back on a mental upswing and coping fine. After 18 years of marriage my husband decided that I was just too broken and decided to divorce me, that I could handle, the hard part is that I was living with him, my daughter and my dogs in Florida at the time, there on his work visa, I had to pack up, come home to Scotland and leave everything I love behind, it’s been 3 years since I last saw my daughter, she’s just turned 20, this kills me a little everyday. I’ve gone from a beautiful Florida home with a pool, to a tiny rental with no garden. But, I have amazing friends, who are always there for me when it gets too difficult. I think it’s better that I’m back in the UK with our free healthcare than I would be trying to cope alone in the US with no emotional support, money or job.
This has probably gone on a bit too much (and deeply ;)) for a hello post, I apologise, and thanks to any who read my little tragedy, I’m not seeking sympathy or help, I just like to get it all out there from the get go so I can move on to getting to know all of you.