I have been the absolute worst at keeping the blog updated over the last few months. I would love to say that it is because life has been so hectic and I have barely found the time, but the truth is more like ‘I had 10 weeks off work after my surgery, watched shed loads of tv from the sofa, ate my body weight in Christmas chocolates, and then slept on the sofa in a sugar induced coma’.
So here we are. February 2019.
I’m sharing something now that I should have shared all the way back in November, DOH!
Fair warning, there are quite a few things from last year that I never shared, all of which will *hopefully* be coming to the blog shortly. Including life post pin pull (FAB-U-LOUS), a few more appearances in national newspapers (no, not the magistrates page), a short film I made in conjunction with Channel 4 about running the marathon and that one time I was invited to appear on BBC Breakfast to talk about myself (duh!)….but I was in France and slept through the alarm waking me up to do a 5am French time skype interview. DOH AGAIN. My 15 minutes of television fame so close and yet so far.
Anyway, back to the point.
In October of last year, I was invited to share my experience of living with psoriatic arthritis with The Northern Ireland Healthcare Review, Scottish Pharmacy Review, and Welsh Pharmacy Review – quarterly publications which are distributed to a broad audience of healthcare professionals. Which, is probably the most highbrow sounding thing I’ve ever been mentioned in. Shame there’s no photo of my bonny wee face.
I of course, never one short of a few words to say, jumped at the chance, and the attached two photos are the finished article (I hope that you can see the words, I’ve had an absolute ‘mare trying to convert the PDF to a readable image)
Over the next few months I’ll continue my work with my fave charity, Versus Arthritis, including working with them on upcoming tv adverts…have you seen the ones currently on tv? What have your thoughts been on them? Each advert is made with the real-life experiences of people just like me and are hopefully relatable to you all.
In the meantime, I’ll try and not neglect the blog and messages and comments and everything quite as badly as I have been (although let’s be real, I’ve been saying this for the last two years…old lazy habits die hard) and if I have ignored you please get back in touch and I PROMISE to reply.