The suffering

young man in sleepwear suffering from headache in morning

I did too much yesterday.
I didn’t drink enough.
I thought I was someone else,
I didn’t move as much.

I was lazy – ate terribly.
Delayed my biologic by three days.
I didn’t have time to be sick,
But now my health will pay.

Everything is heavy now.
Everything is sore.
Stiffness that only arthritis brings,
With the pain, the pills and more.

I did too much yesterday,
I flew too close to the sun.
As I wake with searing joints,
But of strong mind,
And a fire in my heart,
But unable to carry out their

I know the real suffering has begun.

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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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