Keeping up with the demands of caring for your family can be overwhelming when you’re going through a severe psoriatic arthritis (PsA) flare. Making sure there are meals on the table can be difficult–or seem almost impossible. Since my psoriatic arthritis diagnosis almost 20 years ago, I’ve had my fair share of painful evenings as I tried to feed my family in the middle of a flare.
And cooking while flaring is not only painful–it can also be dangerous. Brain fog may cause us to forget to turn off a stovetop burner or attempt to remove something from the oven without wearing an oven mitt. The use of knives is never a good idea when hand pain is severe. Attempting to cook while flaring can also be costly if the meal is burned or made incorrectly.
The good news is it’s possible to keep your family well-fed, even in the midst of a flare. And the answer isn’t take-out–at least not every night!
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