So I was in the mood to welcome some of our newest members. And here they are! I’d suggest we should do a wave for them, but some of us have bad shoulders. So a “Reply” and “Hi!” will have to do.
Let’s give them a welcome! All you have to do is click “reply” at the bottom. All the people tagged here (the new members) will automatically be notified of your post.
These are our newcomers for the last month or so. As usual, they are an international bunch, and like us … well, you know what they are going through.
@Hannie is from Missouri, and was diagnosed with Ps as a teenager. Now in her twenties,she’s joined our “club”. I’m sorry you’ve got this disease, Hannie, but glad that you’ve been diagnosed. That’s the first step towards feeling much better.
@chybaskids, Terri, sounds a bit like me, with joint replacements and a spinal fusion. She stays active too, like a lot of people here.
@akaPixelChick is a Brit living in Germany, and somehow the doctors there were able to do what the people at the NHS couldn’t manage: give her a diagnosis. Guess what she does for a living?
@Seashell is from the UK, and has had PsA a long time. Like so many of us here, she’s a dog lover. My dog was a Vizsla, who are your furbabies, Seashell?
@Steve is another Brit, and he’s from Lancashire. He was diagnosed fairly recently, and he has one of the qualities that help a lot when you’ve got PsA: a sense of humour!
@Noela doesn’t know it yet, but she is lucky. It sounds like her PCP recognized her symptoms fairly quickly, and referred her to a rheumie.
Did you know that if you click on the t@g, the member’s profile pops up and you can read their full profile? (That works only for members.) And if you do that, you also get a blue “message” button which starts a pre-addressed private message to them, in case you want to do that.
New members, we’re glad you’re here.