Bringing the invisible disease out of the shadows

I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) when I was 20 years old which means that I was diagnosed 21 years ago. I was young and many thought too young for arthritis. When I told people I had Ankylosing Spondylitis they would hear me say arthritis and think of their grandparents and not fully understandContinue reading “Bringing the invisible disease out of the shadows”

Psoriasiform dermatitis. Don’t know what that is? Neither did I.

In April 2020, I noticed that there was a patch of skin that was dry and scaly. I saw a dermatologist and he prescribed a steroid cream and I used it twice a day, added on Vaseline at night and it still didn’t go away. There were days where it would look better because itContinue reading “Psoriasiform dermatitis. Don’t know what that is? Neither did I.”

Going to an infusion: what to expect

I will never forget my first infusion of Remicade. I was so nervous the day I found out I was going to have to start a treatment plan and I was very nervous the night before my first one. Not too much has changed since COVID but there are some key differences worth mentioning. IContinue reading “Going to an infusion: what to expect”