Firstly, I want to apologise. Apologise that this post is coming so long after the event in which I teased about on my Facebook page. As you will go on to read, the news I received from my hospital visit was neither expected nor welcome. When I wrote my account[Read More…]
Whisper it like I almost don’t believe,But today, when I woke, I was virtually pain-free! Gone was the burning joints, numbered four or five.For a second, I rose and thought I had died! I push and I poke, jog up and down.I wait months for relief so why try to[Read More…]
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.
My latest article for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com has been published. A reflective journal approach to a typical week managing psoriatic arthritis.
In this article, I discuss my experience of the Pain Management Clinic’s psychology assessment and services.
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…]
‘Oh, I see you’re limping away?’ *awkward pause as they wait for me to say* ‘How are you? You’re looking well?’ I deflect back, you don’t know my hell. Confused, they’re thrown. No gossip? Poor show. ‘What’s wrong?’, their patience expires. ‘Oh, just this long term thing’. I retire.