Guess who’s back….back again

Hello much neglected blog, I feel like I start every post with a ‘why I haven’t written anything in months’ introduction. As always, I have little excuse other than sheer laziness. To summarise. I turned 31. Although if anybody asks, I’m 29. I took a much needed break to Liverpool and loved it so much […]

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Short and Sweet

So little muffins, it’s been a while since I posted anything meaningful and this post shall be no different. Meaningless. But short by my standards though so that’s good. All those promised blog posts are yet to materialise due to being busy catching up with my Open Uni studies (why did I think this was […]

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8 Weeks post Pin Pull

Things you should know about me. I often say I’ll do something but then can’t be bothered. Often when I can be bothered, I’ll start the task and then get bored or distracted midway and will stop. Never to return to it again. This has been the recurring theme of my 30 and a half […]

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Happy Anniversary to me!

2 days ago was my one year cosentyx anniversary. I have successfully administered 15 cosentyx injections. Three days after my first injection my scalp psoriasis had almost completely cleared. By the end of week one my scalp was entirely clear and my arms were about 50% clearer. By the end of week three I had only a couple […]

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Who am I? What’s my name?

It’s been quite a while since I last updated my blog. In my last entry I wrote about my ongoing struggle to overcome bouts of severe depression caused by the sudden onset of my arthritis. Since then a lot has changed. I started self-injecting 150mg of cosentyx. I had intentions of blogging weekly, providing updates […]

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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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Why me? Why not me!?

“Unable to use my left thumb, which is swollen beyond recognition. Unable to apply much strength with my right hand because my wrist is too weak. Worried sick that my ability to write will soon be gone.” I wrote these words in my last blog post on September 5th. It is now the 19th October. […]

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A day off sick is not a day off.

Why having a day off work sick is not the same as having an extra day off If you couldn’t tell by the title of this latest post, I am off work sick. Since I came off methotrexate two and a half weeks ago I have gone in to the worst flare I have ever […]

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