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Why 2020 is the perfect time to talk about your arthritis

My latest article for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com has been published. It discusses how, despite all the hardship and heartache of this year, it is the perfect time to talk about your arthritis.

At a time when most people around the world have experienced some form of lockdown or restrictions, your friends and loved ones are as close as they are ever going to get to experience what it’s like to live with disability and limitations.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

How 2020 provides an opportunity for change

An opportunity for change as is often the case in the darkest of times. Every person, regardless of their health, age, social standing, or background experienced, in part, what it was like to live with a chronic health condition or disability such as arthritis.

I’m sure we’ve all experienced those days where we had plans, things we wanted to do, opportunities that we had to cancel because our health simply would not allow us to participate. It depresses me to think about how many chances I have missed due to my health – the ‘what if‘s.

Being forced to cancel plans is one of the hardest parts of living with arthritis for me. Primarily because it doesn’t just impact me but all those around me.


You can read the full article here…

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