Monday, November 16, 2020

My PsA story: Accepting help is becoming easier




A couple of weeks ago, Psoriatic-Arthritis.com published an article that I wrote about accepting help. It's always been hard for me to accept help and even more difficult to ask for it.

After this article was published and my words were out there where everyone could see them, somehow it became easier to believe that people are sincere when they offer to help out. Almost two weeks ago, I woke up from what I thought was a crick in my neck. Instead of getting better each day, it progressively became worse. I reached a point where I couldn't move my neck at all. My ear has hurt so much from this neck pain that I haven't been able to wear my hearing aids. There is no position that I can find that brings me comfort. It's been a miserable couple of weeks.

Knowing that I have felt so miserable, several friends and family members have offered to bring meals or help with errands. My first instinct is still to say "no thanks" but I have stopped myself each time and told them how they could help. It's been nice to have visitors and great to have the help! Texts and well wishes from distant friends have made me feel special and loved, too.

If you need help, I urge you to let people help, especially when they offer. 

To learn more about psoriatic arthritis, check out Psoriatic-Arthritis.com and Psoriasis.org.




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My PsA story: Accepting help is becoming easier

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