Flakey on the Outside, Tender on the Inside

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by.  It's great to see you.  I hope you enjoy your visit.

Who Am I?

I am a wife, a mom to a menagerie of four legged, furry, bossy creatures who run my house.  I am a warrior, a mentor, an advocate and a friend. 

I have Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis-the double whammy:  A visible autoimmune disease that freaks  people out, and an invisible disease that attacks my joints, ligaments and tendons.  I also have a handful of other auto-immune diseases-cause when your immune system goes haywire, it likes to really treat a body to a smorgasbord of craziness. 

If you're here, you probably know exactly what I mean-you are probably living the Spoonie Life as well.  And that is why I am here to hang out and get to know you.  Because we are Better Together


August 13, 2019

So, just in case you noticed, I've been gone for almost a year from blogging and updating the site.  It has been a very long and interesting year.  On October 1st, 2018, I had the first of 2 CMC Arthroplasty with LRTI surgeries, on the basal joint of my right thumb.  T...

July 12, 2018

You know what it's like.  Your treatment is working, life is going by, you're feeling like (maybe) you're getting somewhere....then BOOM! 

It's back, a flare...or is it?  Did my treatment stop working, is it "just" a garden variety flare?  Is it going to get worse?...

March 15, 2018

My name is Brian and I am honored to be a guest contributor here.  Let me give you a little history about myself.  I have had psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for 18 years.  I was diagnosed when I was 13 years old.  My arthritis diagnosis was at 15.  I discovered the...

March 6, 2018

Hello everyone - my name is Carol Selby, and it's my pleasure to be today's "guest blogger". It's wonderful to be connected with others who live with Psoriatic Disease!

Last year I had a brief chat with an immunobiology researcher. I sort of stuck my foot out and trippe...

January 24, 2018

There are two things in life that are guaranteed to exhaust you:  Pregnancy and PsA.  Pregnancy is a battle in its own right, everything in your body goes to producing, incubating and protecting a very small and valuable life.  Hormones are at an all time high, weight...

January 4, 2018

It's hard to imagine a more busy, amazing, crazy fun year than 2017.  To paraphrase my New Year's Facebook post, "in 2017, it was pretty awesome to be me"!  Who knew being disabled would be so time consuming???  I got pretty deep into being n NPF One to One Mentor this...

December 12, 2017

I have Psoriasis.  This is a sentence I thought I'd never write, speak aloud or admit to.  I thought I would be better off hiding it, hiding myself, sucking it up and ignoring the pain.

I have Psoriatic Arthritis.  A disease I'd barely even heard of before it all s...

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