Using the analogy of likening managing arthritis to playing a game of increasing difficulty, I explain in this latest piece how, as the years’ pass and the damage accumulates, alongside swelling responsibilities and family commitments, how the pressure to keep your head above the water increases.

As I grow older and my fingers start to twist, my skin carries its scars, and my pain remains long after the flare peters out; I find myself looking forward more now than ever.

Looking towards what may not be possible with my son as he grows, how many more tasks can my wife take off my hands as things become more complicated. How many levels of resilience do I have left?

It’s then here, in my darkest moments, when I think I am at the bottom of the barrel, do I see my strengths reflected back at me amongst the tears and the pain.

Understanding The Emotional Aspect of Psoriatic Arthritis Progression (

In this candid and emotional piece, something that seems to become something of a trademark for my writing, I talk about the wider impact of my health deterioration and how I am progressing alongside my disease to be a stronger person.

Check out the full article here.

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Arthritis and Psoriasis Patient Advocate, Writer And Consultant. Owner Of The Pain Company.

I share my story of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to raise awareness and specialise in pain, parenting (with disability) and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness. I write and campaign for leading charities and organisations. In addition, I provide patient experience consultancy for both charities and global healthcare companies.

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