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.
In this post we ask what about the patient when healthcare providers plan treatment changes to save money. Is too much emphasis placed on the cost of care?
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[Read More…]
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[Read More…]
Note that this post follows on from the a previous blog post which can be found here: http://joelvsarthritis.co.uk/2019/11/10/4-weeks-to-forget/ So to give a little update since my last post regarding this. Regular followers of the blog will know that in the last two weeks I’ve recieved my delivery of Humira and[Read More…]
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[Read More…]
Some people have asked me for links to or further reading on the original decision and announcement by the NHS to move to biosimilars at the end of biologics patents in 2018. Below are a couple of high level ones that came out at the time of the announcement. Note[Read More…]
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. So this is what inspired me to start a blog and share my story on social media. 2019 has been rough for me but in the last month, I started to share my story, firstly after I was encouraged to[Read More…]