I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis almost a year ago now. Thankfully I don’t have any joint damage, but i have got enthesitis and bursitis in my hips knees and feet. Ive always loved shoes, but i have to wear orthopaedic shoes now.
ive always been really active, im a big hiker and cyclist and my husband and i used to either hike 10 miles every Sunday or cycle 20. I can no longer do either, and i feel ive ruined my husbands life because he wont go out without me. I have slowly built up my walking a couple of times, but every time i have a flare i go back to square one.
ive just started DMARDS - sulfasalazine - 2 weeks ago, so hoping they will help, but to be honest, i dont feel i have a life anymore. If i stay at home and just potter and go out once a day - either to walk the dog or pop to the shops - i cant do both - I’m reasonably ok, but going into town etc is out of the question.
I work from home and have a fantastic job, which is my respite. But apart from that the only highlight to my day is eating and a glass of wine in the evening. Ive never been over weight before, but i am now, and i get very depressed. I’m in a huge hole and dont know how to climb out.
any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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