As part of my work with Versus Arthritis’ radio takeover campaign, an article on my motivation behind raising awareness has been published on their website.
Tag: ankylosing spondylitis
I am delighted to say that an article I wrote for the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) has been published in their Spring 2020 magazine.
Thursday 19th March, a day that will long live with me. I was walking my dog on a grey, chilly morning. Still carrying the limp on my right leg from the pain which had kept me off work the last four weeks; I received a phone call. It was my[Read More…]
In this post, I take a lighthearted look at what distractions I use when the pain’s too much and I’m at the end of my rope. Let us know how you cope?
You may recall I mentioned Lindsay Reid’s collection of poetry entitled ‘My dark guardians’ a few months back. As a fellow sufferer of ankylosing spondylitis, her work is something I can easily relate to. You can find my earlier post below. I am delighted to say that I had an[Read More…]
This is a difficult post for me to write. Finally, I went to the doctors today to disclose the deterioration of my mental health as my physical challenges progress. As a man, it feels like failure but I have to remind myself that it takes a strong person to recognise[Read More…]
Because every story starts with a beginning, right? My name is Joel and this is my story (originally written 11th October 2019): So, probably the most daunting post I’ve ever written because I’m not very open with this sort of thing but tomorrow is #worldarthritisday and @versusarthritis are asking people[Read More…]