Oh, how far we’ve come in our journey with Psoriatic Arthritis. Remember the awful rheumatologist in New Jersey who wanted to take David off the Humira? He didn’t believe David had psoriatic arthritis.
David had a great visit with his old Dallas rheumatologist last week. David and I told the doctor how well David has been doing. We talked about David being able to run errands, hang out with friends and go to Sunday School and church. We talked about how the latest round of acupuncture treatments have brought David’s daily pain levels down from a 5 to a 1. We were happy and grateful.
(See? Happy and grateful at our friends’ wedding a few weeks ago.)
Then, because he’s an excellent rheumatologist, he asked several specific questions about stiffness. He wasn’t satisfied with David’s stiffness and pain in the mornings and evenings. The doctor is changing David’s Humira injections back to every 10 days instead of every 14 days. You may recall David used to take his Humira every 10 days back when he wasn’t doing so well.
I’m thrilled that the doctor thinks David can be even better! It’s incredible to me how very different this rheumatologist is from the one in New Jersey. I’d love to write the doctor in New Jersey a letter saying, “Gee, good thing we didn’t stick with you! David’s psoriatic arthritis is n remission!” But David says we should turn the other cheek.
I am so thankful David’s psoriatic arthritis is in remission. I’m thankful he has the Humira and his rheumatologist.