Can I Return To The Me I Used To Be?

  I didn't want to celebrate my upbeat energy after my first Cosentyx injection. I was fearful it might only be a placebo effect. This past Monday, I had my second Cosentyx injection. My doctor wants me to do a loading dose of one injection per week for five weeks. After the five weeks I will begin a monthly injection schedule. 

  I am still trying to hold back on my excitement, because I don't want to loose hope. However, I must say after this second injection, I feel so energetic and alive! I told my husband I feel more like myself every day. It is a feeling I am slowly remembering, it's so familiar. It has been a very long time since I felt like myself. It's scary that my life had been so consumed with pain and fatigue, that I had almost forgotten what it feels like to be me.

  I am making progress on my housework and looking forward to the upcoming holidays. I know the previous few holidays have been exhausting. Maybe this year will be filled with happiness and energy to accomplish all of my "to do list". 

  This is a short post today, not a lot of my ramblings. I only wanted to share my experience on Cosentyx. My wish is it gives fellow Ankylosing Spondylitis fighters hope for their future. If one medication or other intervention isn't working for you, don't give up. Talk with your doctor and work on a new plan. 

  We all deserve to be the pain free, energetic people we used to be.

  Gentle hugs my friends!