So the chronically ill often get accused of ‘faking’ our pain or symptoms – do you have any idea how hard it is for us to ‘fake’ being well every single f#*king day just to get by, keep our jobs, sustain relationships, get opportunities!?Joel Nelson
About the Author
Arthritis blogger, freelance writer and advocate who has had psoriatic-associated Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis from childhood.
Raising awareness and sharing his experiences to help others, Joel specialises in parenting, pain and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness and writes for several leading charities and organisations including Scope, Versus Arthritis and Health Union.