Been on the frequent flyer program a while with PSA

I started at about age 22 with problems/pain with my feet and body. I was finally diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. I was treated for this for over 10 years until my body crashed and I literally fell many times and have had 4 knee surgeries. My parents took me to Mayo Clinic where they diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis.

I go in monthly for infusions to help control. My life is turned upside down – I lost my girlfriend – our townhome and had to move home. I still work full time, but the mornings are the worse and I swear I know when a front is moving in. I am 39 years old now and have the body of a 75 year old. My parents are very understanding and helpful, but somedays I really feel defeated, but I keep on going as I work as a graphic designer. I long for the days to dance and move like I use to.

I love the state fair but cant walk it anymore so I rent a scooter. I try and live as normal as I can but always in pain

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