A.S. Face 2019: Misty Day

37-year-old mother of 3.  I have suffered from fatigue my entire adult life.  Doctor’s would check my thyroid and blood count and tell me I’m fine.  My lower back was always stiff, I can recall this as far back as middle school.  My wrists and hands hurt, but it wasn’t carpal tunnel.  Then 2 years of plantar fasciitis.  Later “eye infections” would trouble me.  After my third child, I went into a massive flare.  Everything hurt.  I could barely lift my baby.  I’d wake crying.  Life was miserable.   I finally, after 15 years, found a doctor whom would listen.  He ran several blood tests.  When his nurse called to inform me that several came back positive for autoimmune disorders.  I cried tears of joy.  I was happy something showed, something was in fact wrong. I could get answers, after 15+ years of being told nothing was wrong with me. I could get treatment!! I went on to a rheumatologist whom diagnosed me quickly because my primary had done such a thorough work up.  The day I started Enbrel was a happy, yet terrifying day.  I have my life back now.  I don’t wake up in complete agony.  I can carry my baby.  I no longer walk with a limp. I have a few small aches and pains that I manage through.  But overall I am happy for the time being.

Utah, United States of America

One Response to “A.S. Face 2019: Misty Day”

  1. Dear Misty,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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