As shielding comes to an end, it’s important to capture the experiences of those who lived it. To make sure those that sacrificed the most are not forgotten.
My Arthritis Story
I am currently having my first experience of painkiller withdrawal and it’s horrendous. It is also an unnecessary consequence of shielding.
Your mental health and adjusting to disability go hand in hand. In this article, I talk openly about my struggle and how I must stop apologising for my health.
#bekind #disability #mentalhealth #arthritis #disabilityawareness
When the Govt. announced Shielding was to end in August, I said that I’d stay home until there was a vaccine – but social expectations makes this impossible
On Monday, the UK Government announced that from 1st August, those of us who have been shielding will be allowed to meet outside in groups and go back to work if their workplace is secure. It also means an end to statutory sick pay and the delivery of essential food […]
Firstly, I want to apologise. Apologise that this post is coming so long after the event in which I teased about on my Facebook page. As you will go on to read, the news I received from my hospital visit was neither expected nor welcome. When I wrote my account […]
Living with disability feels like living with a constant sense of loss, mortality and, in a way, mid-life crisis. A recent Netflix documentary made me realise what I had to let go.
An event in 2014 changed my outlook on how I approached routine medical procedures and to this day, I still have ‘white coat syndrome’ whenever I enter a hospital. This is my story of when liver biopsies go wrong.
Arthritis doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t even care if you have arthritis or not, it’s going to change your plans. Juvenile arthritis is particularly cruel.
In this post, I tell my story of juvenile arthritis for the first time.
What does it feel like to be sick during a global pandemic? When everyone is helping, your arthritis makes you feel more like a burden.