The Lesser of Two Evils by Tracy Friesen
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An image of a pile of the syringes from two medications I self-inject for my inflammatory (psoriatic) arthritis each week. Talking to my kids about my injections today, I pointed out to them that there are much worse things than giving oneself injections… like being crippled by a disease beyond my control. Or much worse yet, having a disease with no medication options to help at all.

I may have a love/hate relationship with these drugs, but when all is said and done, they are absolutely in my best interest.

Done with “urban acid” processing for impact.

Dedicated to everyone who has the ongoing struggle of medication options that help and yet hurt at the same time.

Tracy Friesen is a self-taught hobbyist photographer who loves to shoot anything and everything, particularly while on walks or outings with her two little kids. While still learning, she loves the thrill of getting a great shot and is always seeking that perfect capture!

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  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Great macro and wonderful message.

  • Thanks, Viv. Something pretty different, but I hope it conveys something valuable.

    – Tracy Friesen

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreealmost 3 years ago

    great image!
    thank you for sharing your story! i’m sorry for your suffering…
    my full-time job is the invention of new medicines, though i’ve mainly worked on anti-cancer drugs.
    take care!

  • Thanks so much, Irina! The medications help me a lot, so I don’t suffer too much. Though sometimes the side effects are difficult too! I’m VERY thankful to people like you for the work you do. 20 years ago, I could’ve been completely crippled by my disease. Now with the newer biologic drugs for inflammatory arthritis, my long-term prognosis is so much more hopeful, and everyday life is liveable.

    – Tracy Friesen

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kauralmost 3 years ago

    Great image Tracy but made me sad……………..really sorry for all the pain…..wish your each day is happy and painless.

  • Aw, thanks! No need to be sad. I don’t like the meds and their side effects, but I know that if I had been diagnosed with this disease 20 years ago, I’d be in a wheelchair right now. Instead, I can function pretty well, take care of my crazy, fun kids and husband, and I’m thankful for those blessings!

    – Tracy Friesen

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kauralmost 3 years ago

    Stay blessed always Tracy!!


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