Sensible Shoes is 2!

Sensible Shoes is 2 years old! I have always had grand plans for the blog and truthfully, they’ve never materialised due to my own laziness. As we know already, this is a recurring theme of my life (“Rebecca could have achieved so much if she could have been bothered” is probably a quote about me […]

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Anxiety Anxiety Go Away

It’s not just you. I don’t know what the title in the graphic means either. Anyway. Let’s get straight to it. I usually spend my time at work doing anything that isn’t work related. 25% internet trawling. 25% instagram. 25% messaging people. 25% eating. But the last few weeks I’ve gone a bit quiet. Both […]

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MIA. My Self Esteem.

  Self-esteem [self-i-steem-] Noun A realistic respect for or favourable impression of oneself; self-respect. Has anybody seen my self-esteem? Last seen around July 2016. Belonged to a girl about 5’6”, size 8, usually wearing a cute dress, full fringe, lashings of black eyeliner and generally happy looking. No? No, I’ve not seen her either. She’s […]

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The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Written

When I write and publish a blog post, I am often praised for being open, honest and brave. From friends who text me to complete strangers who reach out to me, the support I receive after each post always features those words. I have often found this hard to understand, because for me, I am […]

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The 5 things I wish I’d been told when I was newly diagnosed.

It’s been 18 months since I developed Psoriatic Arthritis and 14 months since my diagnosis. I don’t think I knew anybody who had arthritis. I didn’t really understand what it was. What it is. I didn’t know that people my age, and a lot younger could be affected so terrible by this terrible condition. I […]

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Rheumatology. Expectations vs Reality

Rheumatology Expectations vs Reality 2 days ago, I had my 4th rheumatology appointment. It was a disaster. Before I elaborate, let me give you a brief background. On my initial appointment seeing Dr Evil in August 2016, I explained that my swollen toe was the first symptom I ever had of Psoriatic Arthritis. I said […]

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It’s ok to not be ok

Hey everyone, hope you’re all getting on ok. I’m about to have my third piece published on The Mighty! I don’t think it will be on the website for a few more days, but here it is below for you. I’m sure that a lot of you can relate, would love to hear your thoughts […]

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