Coronavirus – why it's a disturbing time for biologics users

I’ve been off work the last week with another chest infection, its infuriating, frustrating and detrimental to my career but unfortunately it’s part of daily life when on biologics treatment – but it’s better than the alternative. Arthritis is destructive; it’s your body attacking itself due to your immune system being overactive and essentially, like…

January Review – New year, same challenges

So 2020 hasn’t started the way I had hoped back in November but there is still much to be positive about and these monthly reviews (previously called round ups) are a good way of reminding me to make time to reflect and not get too hung up on the negatives. The month in numbers… 120…

Time to turn the corner – and I need your help!

It’s been a bit negative of late, hasn’t it? The poems, the lack of progress with my treatment. You can only write about what you know and at the minute it’s a bit of a sh*t sandwich but even the bread is mouldy. I started this blog to raise awareness, be positive and show what…

Two lonely men on a beach

I went to Scratby one stormy night,But not to enjoy a walk, on the sand, by the moon’s milky light.I drove in a fog and welcomed the rain,Blasting out Nirvana, full of bitterness and rage. Parked up on the clifftop as I watched the waves spill,Wondered what would be quicker, the fall or wet chill.Dangled…

Website updates – find more of what you like, easier

I’ve been busy beavering away to make some subtle changes to the website to help you find the content that interests you easier. If I’ve done a good job, you shouldn’t notice that much has changed as the improvements are designed to help with flow through the site rather than any big changes – i.e….

Without sleep

It’s four in the morning and I’m still not asleep,The aching’s too much, from my neck to my feet.Resenting all the hours that I lay here in bed,I could change the world with the time I have spent. It’s five in the morning and I’m begging for rest,My head is now full with the worry…

A thank you to those bloggers that have supported me to date

The blogging journey can be a stressful one. You have the initial start out period where you spend hours writing posts for hardly a single person to read them, then you gain a little traction and start to get likes and follows, then out of nowhere it goes quiet again and you start questioning everything…

I am…pain.

I am strong, until I’m not,I am cold but my joints burn hot. I am happy, on the surface,I am not fit but for what purpose? I can love, but not myself,Not yet dying but don’t have my health. I am travelling but in one direction,Followed by shadows, devoid of reflection. Short on temper but…