I was working as an executive with a pretty fast paced life. A lot of travel, working in the field, basically on the go.
In addition to that, I really enjoyed biking, golfing, walking.
And then, my life completely changed.
I was actually on a business trip. I had no idea what was going on. In the middle of the flight I got this severe awful pain in my hip. It feels like you've been in a major car accident. I was quite alarmed and confused and scared.
10 days later I was using a cane to walk, and then shortly after that, a walker, a scooter, a wheelchair.
My name is Shirley, and I have rheumatoid arthritis for 14 years now.
Rheumatoid arthritis doesn't just affect your joints. You're not just tired. Debilitation is not all of it. It affects your whole body. Because people can't really see what's happening underneath the skin, they tend to be very dismissive. So the reality is you've lost total confidence in what you can do.
You become more and more isolated and you don't want to be around a lot of people. Feeling tired is more pronounced early in the mornings. You take longer to do everything. I remember just standing in the shower sometimes for 20, 30 minutes just trying to move around.
I used to love to sew. Well I couldn't do that anymore as I was suffering with this disease. I couldn't use scissors, my fingers were starting to get more tender, so I couldn't hold a needle, definitely couldn't thread.
For the 14 years, I've been on multiple therapies, some of them worked for a while, and then I started to fall off. I was actively looking, calling, searching the internet trying to see if there was a new product that people were talking about.
I heard about KEVZARA. I contacted my physician. Two days later, I got the script, and I started.
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With KEVZARA, I've noticed I could do a lot of the things that I didn't think I would ever be able to do again.
I get going a lot sooner, get out of bed, you know, starting my day. Putting on makeup now is a lot easier which, that's one of my favorite things to do, because I can now unscrew the tops, I can hold things without having the fear of dropping them.
I've been able to start biking again, dance again, which is all a part of me feeling that confidence that I wanted to have again. Just think about how you feel with that kind of accomplishment.
KEVZARA has given me hope. This is how far I've come. And this is not where I'm going to stop.
Kudos to me, right?
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