A thank you to those bloggers that have supported me to date

The blogging journey can be a stressful one. You have the initial start out period where you spend hours writing posts for hardly a single person to read them, then you gain a little traction and start to get likes and follows, then out of nowhere it goes quiet again and you start questioning everything…

November Round Up – the blog is a month old!

I can’t believe it’s been a month already. In some respects it feels like a lot more! It’s been a whirlwind four weeks and a lot of time and effort has gone into setting everything up from the blog itself, to social media accounts, logos, graphics and coming up with strategies to grow its audience…

100 Unique visitors milestone – thank you!

We’ve only been going for three weeks but have already received over 100 unique visitors and more than 225 page views. That might not sound like a lot but I was skeptical when encouraged to set this up. I didn’t think anyone would be interested in my story, what I had to say or if…

Back to the future – Humira has arrived!

So today is a big day for me. After 11 months of fighting the reversal of the decision to switch me from Humira to the cheaper Biosimilar Imraldi, which subsequently resulted in one of the biggest flares I’ve had in recent years, the switch back to Humira is finally here! I will be writing in…

Stigma of Arthritis in young people

I came across this really interesting article in The Metro regarding the stigma associated with Arthritis in young people and what it’s like to live with an invisible disease. https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/09/from-stigma-to-addressing-invisible-illnesses-young-people-share-what-its-like-living-with-arthritis-11040563/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Having been diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis when I was 11 and told ‘you’ll probably grow out of it by the time you’re 16-18’ (only…

4 weeks to forget…

We all know that biologics are an absolute game changer. In my case, I was pain free in just a week or two of my first injection but does anyone else think about the strain it puts on your body? To be clear from the outset here, I am not complaining about the side effects…