‘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’.
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.