People without arthritis will never understand those mornings when you know the instant you wake up that all ambitions for the day are gone. All bets are off. Today is about surviving now, and there’s no point telling anyone as their response will only disappoint.Joel Nelson
Having to cancel is one of the worst things about my chronic illness. It’s a constant reminder of how my disease impacts my life. You can say your arthritis ‘doesn’t define me’ all you like but you can’t change the fact it dictates significant elements of how you live.Joel Nelson
Pain can take away my hobbies,Joel Nelson
it can hamper my career.
It can lay me in a bed,
it can reduce me down to tears.
It can make me feel unable;
Inferior to my peers.
It can stretch the fabric of my sanity…
But it can’t touch what I feel right here.