As shielding comes to an end, it’s important to capture the experiences of those who lived it. To make sure those that sacrificed the most are not forgotten.
Your mental health and adjusting to disability go hand in hand. In this article, I talk openly about my struggle and how I must stop apologising for my health.
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When the Govt. announced Shielding was to end in August, I said that I’d stay home until there was a vaccine – but social expectations makes this impossible
This Saturday, Government relaxing of the rules here in the UK is going to feel like a day to celebrate for many. But as one of the approximate 2.2m people who have been classed as ‘high risk’ and more or less confined to our homes since March under the guidance […]
On Monday, the UK Government announced that from 1st August, those of us who have been shielding will be allowed to meet outside in groups and go back to work if their workplace is secure. It also means an end to statutory sick pay and the delivery of essential food […]
When families reunite, in gardens with beer and cheer,I will still be listening. When neighbours have toured more houses in a weekend than I’ve visited this year,I will still be video calling. When Facebook is filled with pictures of friends by the sea,I will still be pacing my garden. When […]
Psoriatic arthritis picks its fights in many areas of the body. For me, my neck is the most painful, followed by my back. Most inconvenient, however, is when my disease is active in my knees. Knee pain is by far the most complicated for my wider health and physical ability. In […]
Living with disability feels like living with a constant sense of loss, mortality and, in a way, mid-life crisis. A recent Netflix documentary made me realise what I had to let go.
What does it feel like to be sick during a global pandemic? When everyone is helping, your arthritis makes you feel more like a burden.
Living with arthritis is tough, being a parent is equally as challenging but pain and parenting is a very difficult combination.