Episode 8 – World Arthritis Day Special – 24hrs with Arthritis

In this special Podcast episode for World Arthritis Day 2021, I document a day in the life of somebody with arthritis – sharing my routines, the management of my condition and talking about the raw, unseen side of arthritis and the suffering that goes on behind closed doors. I also answer some of the questions you sent in on the day.


Recommended Reading

https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk/wego-health-award-winner-and-exciting-new-roles/

https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk/trying-to-be-normal/

https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk/chronic-illness-and-mental-health-an-inevitable-combination/


If you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please don’t forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

You can read hundreds of articles about chronic illness, awareness, and how I manage pain, parenting and my mental health alongside my arthritis here.

Get in touch with Joel at:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Twitch: /joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club.


Pain.Company

The Pain.Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

Episode 7 – Suruthi’s Story and #WearPurpleforJIA

In this episode, I am delighted to be joined by Suruthi Gnanenthiran, an active member of the Instagram arthritis community, volunteer for NRAS (the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society here in the UK), friend and a great source of support to me personally, and I am sure, many others.

This is a special episode of the podcast as not only do we hear Suruthi’s personal JIA story, but we celebrate and raise awareness of JIA @ NRAS’ #WearPurpleforJIA day on 18th June, as well as their wellbeing week – a new full week of sessions and events running from Monday 14th June – Friday the 18th June.

You can find full details of this special event and how you can get involved here: #WearPurpleForJIA – JIA


Connect with our Guest

You can find Suruthi on Instagram here: @fightrheumatoidarthritis


Recommended Reading

Joel vs Arthritis – The wider impact of Juvenile Arthritis

Joel vs Arthritis – Juvenile arthritis and me

Joel vs Arthritis – Pain and Parenting; when the happiest year of your life becomes the hardest


Links and More Info

#WearPurpleForJIA – JIA

JIA-at-NRAS | Supporting children and families affected by juvenile arthritis

NRAS | Rheumatoid arthritis charity


If you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please don’t forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

You can read hundreds of articles about chronic illness, awareness, and how I manage pain, parenting and my mental health alongside my arthritis here.

Get in touch with Joel at:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Medium: @joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Illness Dads


Pain.Company

The Pain.Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

Episode 6 – Living with Psoriasis ft. Lucy Chambers

After a short break due to health reasons, Joel is back with another insightful episode of the Joel vs Arthritis podcast. In this instalment, we are joined by the wonderful Lucy Chambers, who has had psoriasis since childhood and is a well-respected member of the UK psoriasis community.

Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition, and it can affect people physically and psychologically. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, it can be managed – but it is often a delicate balancing act.

Anyone involved with the Psoriasis Association here in the UK will probably be familiar with Lucy. I have had the pleasure of joining her for a couple of events, focus groups etc. and she has always stood out for the way in which she talks so enthusiastically and confidently about her experiences with the condition – as you’ll soon hear.

I hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we enjoyed recording it.


Connect with our Guest

You can find Lucy on:

Twitter: @LucyAChambers

Instagram: @lucyamelia8


Recommended Reading:

Joel vs Arthritis – My psoriatic arthritis diagnosis

Joel vs Arthritis – My story shared by the Psoriasis Association

Joel vs Arthritis – A week in the life of a flaring psoriatic arthritis sufferer


Links and More Info:

The Psoriasis Association (UK)

Psoriasis – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

The National Psoriasis Foundation


If you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please don’t forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

You can read hundreds of articles about chronic illness, awareness, and how I manage pain, parenting and my mental health alongside my arthritis here.

Get in touch with Joel at:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Medium: @joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Illness Dads


Pain.Company

The Pain.Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

Episode 5 – JAR Project and WORD Day


For this episode of the Joel vs Arthritis podcast, we are joined by a very special guest, Rebecca Beesley of Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR Project).

Talking about the incredible work this charity does, who’s vision is “a world where no child has to suffer from arthritis”, we discuss the impact of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and why it doesn’t always get the attention and awareness it deserves.

We also turn our attention to WORD Day (World yOung Rheumatic Diseases Day), for which JAR Project and Joel are Ambassadors and talk about the importance of raising awareness and what both parties have planned for the big day on the 18th March.

Finally, please excuse the relatively low volume of my audio. I was suffering from a migraine on the day of recording and had to keep my voice low.

What is WORD Day?

“The ultimate aim of WORD Day is to raise the awareness and knowledge level of parents, doctors, primary practitioners, teachers, and the general public to help first and foremost in early diagnoses, and a quick referral to specialised pediatric rheumatologists.”

About WORD day – WORD day 2021

Recommended Reading:

The wider impact of Juvenile Arthritis – Joel vs Arthritis

There’s a lifetime of support needed between juvenile-onset arthritis and old age – Joel vs Arthritis

Interview with Juvenile Arthritis Research published – Joel vs Arthritis


Links and More Info:

JAR Project

ThinkJIA

JAR WORD Day Hub

WORD day 2021


If you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please don’t forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

You can read hundreds of articles about chronic illness, awareness, and how I manage pain, parenting and my mental health alongside my arthritis here.

Get in touch with Joel at:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Medium: @joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Illness Dads

Episode 4 – Two men talk mental health


In the most in-depth and inspiring ‘Joel vs Arthritis’ podcast to date, we host our first guest, as Joel takes up the unfamiliar interviewer’s role and welcomes an old friend, Will, to join him to discuss men’s mental health.

From hidden anxiety to the pressures of dealing with health challenges in a competitive male environment, we go deep into how many of us are dealing with our own demons and how it’s far braver to talk about our issues than try and ‘run them off‘ or ‘man up‘ – language all too familiar in the banter-laden changing rooms of sports teams, unfortunately.

In this discussion involving CBT, families and what support is available, we discuss how one conversation can be all it takes to start a chain reaction of openness and, ultimately, greater support for you and your friends.


Recommended Reading:

Chronic illness and mental health – an inevitable combination

Does CBT work? My personal eye-opening experience

From leader to left-behind – My personal battle with mental health and chronic illness


Support:

Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen

Get Help Now | Mind


If you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please don’t forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

You can read hundreds of articles about chronic illness, awareness, and how I manage pain, parenting and my mental health alongside my arthritis here.

Get in touch with Joel at:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Medium: @joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Illness Dads

Episode 3 – Chronically talking about pain


The ‘Joel vs Arthritis’ podcast returns in 2021 with audio improvements, news about upcoming changes and a reading of popular article: The die has been cast as part of Joel’s ‘Chronically talking about pain’ awareness campaign in January.

Get involved with the hashtag: #MyChronicPain.

You can also hear Joel’s interview on the ‘Mindset by Dave’ Twitch stream here: Master The Mind, Master Anything with Dave Cottrell.


Recommended Reading:

‘Chronically talking about pain’ campaign in January

Chronic pain – why we seek comfort in others who suffer

From leader to left-behind – My personal battle with mental health and chronic illness


If you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please don’t forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

You can read hundreds of articles about chronic illness, awareness, and how I manage pain, parenting and my mental health alongside my arthritis here.

Get in touch with Joel at:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Medium: @joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Facebook private support group: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group

Episode 2 – The wider impact of juvenile arthritis


In this first full-length episode of the Joel vs Arthritis Podcast, I share my arthritis diagnosis experience and explain how my arthritis didn’t just impact me as a child, but everyone around me.

This heartfelt readthrough of a popular article, can be found in it’s original form here: The wider impact of Juvenile Arthritis – Joel Nelson.

If you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please don’t forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

You can find Joel:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Medium: @joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Facebook private support group: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group

Episode 1 – Joel starts a pod


Merry Christmas – have a podcast!

I have always wanted to try podcasting but after a bad experience with YouTube earlier in the year, where frankly the learning curve was vast and editing extremely time-consuming, I wrongly bundled podcasts into the same bracket.

Thanks to some lovely people on Twitter, the inability to sleep last night and the frustrating fact that I can’t always type at times I’m free to create content – The Joel vs Arthritis Podcast was born!

The first episode is purely an introduction – to give me time to get up to speed and for me to have something to submit to Spotify, iTunes and all your other favourite podcast platforms. Over the coming weeks, there will be more formal episodes, guests and artwork, so it’s all official. But for now, enjoy Episode 1, subscribe (when it becomes available on your platform of choice) and please like, share and leave reviews. It makes a huge difference to the success of future episodes.

I’d love to hear your feedback, suggestions for future episodes and let me know if it’s not available somewhere you listen to podcasts so that I can fill in the gaps.

Thanks for all of the support!
Joel.

You can find Joel:

Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
Medium: @joelvsarthritis
Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group