Welcome Back!

For the first time in a long time, we’re talking years, I am finally recognizing myself. Life has kicked me down in more ways than one. Among the mess was the health troubles resulting from Long Covid (LC). My autoimmune disease, (Juvenile) Rheumatoid Arthritis, was not at its worst but sure nothing to brag about. The LC had taken my running from me. I was on a rollercoaster of feeling terrible and feeling less terrible, day by day, minute by minute. A few months ago, I had decided, along with my rheumatologist, that it was time to try another medication. So the Enbrel went on pause and the Xeljanz took center stage. I’m in my third month and feeling pretty good. I still have a few concerns with stiffness in my hands, shoulders, and a few other areas that I hadn’t noticed as much trouble before. However, I want to give it a good amount of time to work before switching again. Also, many of my LC symptoms have subsided. I feel like myself when I run. I can take a deep breath again. I’m so thankful and hope this upward progression continues.