I have many triggers for my psoriasis and eczema skin conditions. One of those triggers is a surefire way to get the inflammation going on skin. It's one I unfortunately experienced this week: contracting a infection.
On Sunday evening I took the fourth Tremfya (guselkumab) injection out of the refrigerator. As I carefully opened the box the instructions fell out onto the desk. I thought, hey, I know how to inject a syringe subcutaneously, so I don't need to look at it. But a seed of doubt entered my mind: have I really injected Tremfya correctly?
I learned to live courageously partly from facing the challenges that come with psoriasis. It takes courage to endure what you don’t comprehend, to face the unrelenting bullying and teasing from classmates, and to survive the anxiety and fear of uncertainty. All these came with psoriasis at various times in my life.
I couldn’t believe what I read in a letter dated November 21 from Western Health Advantage (WHA), my health insurance provided. They approved my continuation of care request for one more visit in December.I’d already said goodbye to Dr. M and his team at the November appointment. With excitement, I called the Dermatology department to book my last dermatology visit at UC Davis Health. That last appointment, while hard to book, helped me assess my progress and figure out next steps for psoriasis and eczema treatments.
The other day I asked my wife, “Are you satisfied with your overall sense of wellness?” I waited for her response to vote in a Twitter poll from Everyday Health. She paused for a moment to think about it. I realized soon enough that she could not easily gauge her sense of wellness in that quick moment. A recent survey by Everday Health on Women's Wellness elucidates how women perceive wellness and how to live fuller and happier lives.