I tried to run, and I tried to be free.
Get back to someone that was like the old me.

I was determined. I excelled.
Felt like I could take on the world, to break from this hell.

But three days have passed, and I’m ready to tap out.
Shocks down my spine, sciatica so bad, I could shout.

I’m clawing at walls, a distraction from the pain.
Not sure if I have it within me to work through this again.

‘Practice makes perfect’ and ‘you get what you deserve’,
doesn’t seem applicable for the little my hard work has earned.

I tried to do something. I wanted to be free.
But now I’m just a bloodshot and broken, deflated version of me.

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Arthritis and Psoriasis Patient Advocate, Writer And Consultant. Owner Of The Pain Company.

I share my story of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to raise awareness and specialise in pain, parenting (with disability) and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness. I write and campaign for leading charities and organisations. In addition, I provide patient experience consultancy for both charities and global healthcare companies.

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