Had my first injection with Enbrel yesterday and was no where near as bad as I thought it would be after reading so many horror stories. They tell you not to read up on these things but you just have to don't you!
It burned and stung for a little bit but was fine and no reaction on the injection site. Guess I'm pretty fortunate, fingers crossed this is going to work well for me.
Had a very busy day yesterday beginning with a visit from my lovely OT. She came to check out all of the aids that had been provided for me around my home. Just waiting for grab rails and a new balustrade to be fitted.
Had my welfare meeting at work where I was given my final written warning for my absence due to ill health which isn't pleasant but I've accepted that I'm too 'ill' to return to my role anytime soon.
It was really difficult not just for me but my Head Teacher as I know they would have me back in a heartbeat if I were able but have to follow protocol.
I feel that after a year of having PsA, I am finally beginning to accept that I'm not able to do certain things anymore or anytime soon and have to concentrate on getting well again as best I can.
I intend returning to work hopefully next year but maybe only a couple of days a week and not in a physical role. What will be, will be.
I still struggle everyday and rightly or wrongly have accepted that this is my life for now and everything becomes the norm.
I haven't given up but acceptance helps me to move on and look at my life differently.
I understand that this is different for everybody but that's how I'm coping at the moment. You never know though, I may be feeling different tomorrow . That's how this disease deals us a hand!
Hope you all have a pleasant pain free day xxx