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I was talking to a friend the other day who is dealing with a chronic back condition, and she said something to the effect of, “if my problem had some meaning, other than just pain, I could deal with it better.”  I realized at that moment that I have made a conscious choice to share my journey specifically for that reason: to give it meaning.

This little blog chronicling my journey is part of that meaning.  I share how I feel, what steps I have taken, and how it all has progressed, so that my words might be of service to just one PsA sufferer.  I know that my journey is unique, as is yours, but maybe something I’ve tried sounds like a good fit for your healing journey.  And I’m always open to a dialog with those who are trying to find their way out of pain.

I’m participating in the Personal Genome Project, in large part because I want to do what I can to help patients and doctors understand the genetic aspects of this condition (if any).  And I look for the connections in my mental, emotional, and spiritual states to see how they fit in with the physical condition at any given time.

Knowing that my experience, no matter how painful it may be at the time, might be of service to another person has made all the difference in my healing progress.  For that, I am truly grateful.

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