a smile on my face, and appeared normal, people didn’t take the severity of my pain seriously.
One of my jobs wanted me to travel and it was hard for them to understand that the soreness and stiffness of my joints affected my ability to move and travel. It was so hard 30 years ago to be young, ambitious and intelligent when arthritis was considered an old person’s disease with very little understanding of the impact it had on your ability to function.
I began working in the banking industry almost 30 years ago. It was a demanding job with long hours and an extremely stressful environment. However, I never let my psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis stop me from doing my job well, but it could make working incredibly difficult. I always had questions in the back of my mind.