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
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.