Several years ago, I worked in a grocery store as a home shopper. This meant multiple laps around the entire store all day long. Not long after switching to this role, I developed Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot. Almost a year later, I had surgery for that and immediately had pain in my other foot, followed by my shoulder. Finally, I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis with spondylitis.
I turned to the internet to find any support I could and to find local friends with the same issues, which I did. I moved a few years later and found an SAA group which has been amazing! My new “normal” now consists of a biologic (on my 4th), MTX injections, handcycling, and a love for advocacy and helping others.
I’m super excited to be joining SAA as a new support group leader!
I’ve been married for 20+ years to my husband Erik (who attends every meeting with me), and mom to two wonderful kids, my daughter who is in college and my son in high school. I love knitting, cooking, and racing at Disney World.