My morning arthritis routine

I have posted various photos on my Instagram over the last few months that have prompted questions about my daily arthritis routine. So I thought I would go into a bit more detail as to what that looks like. It should be noted at this point that I’m no saint here. I can’t tell you…

Product Review: Neo G fingerless arthritis gloves

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Everything gets attributed to your autoimmune condition when you're sick

Living with an autoimmune disease isn’t easy. When your own body attacks itself, in my case, the fight can start anywhere. Over the years I’ve had it in my joints, liver, eyes, skin and muscle damage and depending on where it is, is what it’s called; arthritis, fatty liver, uveitis, psoriasis and myositis in the…

My top 7 tips for those newly diagnosed with arthritis

Any new diagnosis requires a period of adjustment, time to come to terms with the implications and a good support network around you – however, arthritis is particularly challenging. The chances are it’s a condition you have to manage for the rest of your life, dealing with pain along with potential mobility issues and any…

Preparing for the Biologics appointment

Next week I have my first appointment with the Biologics team since the switchback to Humira. Usually a routine six-monthly check up but the significance of this one is that it’s three months since I restarted on Humira – and three months is the period in which you are told to expect to see a…

A break in the clouds – exciting times ahead

As reported on my Facebook page yesterday – you can find it here if you haven’t given it a like yet 😉 – I have some exciting news to tell you. I have my first published article going in the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) magazine shortly. It’s a more condensed version of what I…

I used to be

I used to be fit, I used to be strong, I used to be witty and happy; belong. I used to be driven, oh, to be enthused, I used to entertain and sing; amuse. I used to be healthy, I used to have fun, I used to compete, be agile and run. I used to…

Coronavirus – why it's a disturbing time for biologics users

I’ve been off work the last week with another chest infection, its infuriating, frustrating and detrimental to my career but unfortunately it’s part of daily life when on biologics treatment – but it’s better than the alternative. Arthritis is destructive; it’s your body attacking itself due to your immune system being overactive and essentially, like…