In this post we ask what about the patient when healthcare providers plan treatment changes to save money. Is too much emphasis placed on the cost of care?
My Arthritis Story
A post by JoelvsArthritis talking about how small random acts of kindness can make a big difference to those chronically ill or struggling with mental health.
I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to be a community advocate for popular American website Psoriatic-Arthritis.com. At psoriatic-arthritis.com, they aim to: empower people living with this chronic health condition and caregivers to take control of psoriatic arthritis by providing a platform to learn, educate, and connect[Read More…]
Chronic illness and mental health – two evil partners in crime (part 2)
This is a difficult post for me to write. Finally, I went to the doctors today to disclose the deterioration of my mental health as my physical challenges progress. As a man, it feels like failure but I have to remind myself that it takes a strong person to recognise[Read More…]
You might think you are helping by taking things away from me but you’re not. You are further knocking the confidence of somebody who is already fragile from their chronic illness. An event happened to me today that reminded me of something worse than living with chronic illness itself. The[Read More…]
Living with an autoimmune disease isn’t easy. When your own body attacks itself, in my case, the fight can start anywhere. Over the years I’ve had it in my joints, liver, eyes, skin and muscle damage and depending on where it is, is what it’s called; arthritis, fatty liver, uveitis,[Read More…]
At first I wrote to vent, share experiences and help others – and those core drivers still apply. However, now there’s a new fire burning in my stomach over this project. A desire to improve, inspire and see how far I can take this. I didn’t realise when I was[Read More…]
Trouble on the horizon Today was not a good day. As some of you know, I had my biologics review as it has been three months since the recommencement of Humira. You may also know that Humira has not really been working this time around, which made me somewhat apprehensive[Read More…]
The website and blog is growing – at a crazy rate. The last two weeks have brought double the visitors per week as the previous fortnight and it’s a trend that keeps repeating since the turn of the year. As with all things, this means in time the upkeep grows[Read More…]