First gym session in over a year!

I did it! It’s been over a year but I got over the pain and fear of failure and injury (mostly fear) and got my backside in the gym. I managed an hour but in all honesty, I could have done more – but my wife reminded me that I was looking after the baby…

Processing the feedback from the Pain Management Clinic

Background reading: Preparing for the Pain Management Clinic Some of you kind folks have been dropping me messages about how I got on at the pain management clinic; firstly, thank you and secondly apologies for the delay in writing an update from last week’s appointment, it didn’t exactly go as I hoped and I needed…

2 months old for Joel Vs Arthritis – this is amazing!

Wow. I’m amazed that I stuck at this for this long :). With the amount of work I’ve put into this and how it’s become something that I look forward to doing every evening, it feels much longer in some ways. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was hoping to achieve when I first started…

My Top 15 motivational songs to kick chronic pain’s ass!

Being in pain sucks. Its tiring, makes the days and nights long and if you’re like me, you are much more likely to be short tempered or grumpy with loved ones when in pain. Therefore, if you’re looking for a pick-me-up or something to break the dark clouds when pain is getting you down, I…

Preparing for the Pain Management Clinic

I am nervous but I don’t think it’s fair that I should be. I’ve been pushing for help dealing with the pain for months now. The worst thing about this flare, the one that’s been raging a year now, is that I have been offered zero support compared to previous experiences. No physio, no hydro,…

Our first New Year’s Eve as a three

Today we spent our first New Year’s Eve as a family of three at Thrigby Wildlife Garden’s near Great Yarmouth. It’s a gem of a place that if I’ve ever been to, I was certainly too young to remember. It only takes a couple of hours to go round with a little one who can’t…

Happy Christmas and thank you

I’m writing this a day late but it’s a busy time of year. I wanted to wish everyone that follows my blog an awesome Christmas and Happy New Year and to say thank you for all of the support, messages of encouragement, likes and follows since I started this. It’s been a measly 7 weeks…