The 36 Things

For some reason, the other day when I published the blog post about my 3 year arthritis anniversary, I decided to come up with the 36 things I’ve learnt in the 36 months (funny that) since I got ill. It turns out that 36 is quite a big number and I deeply regret sticking with […]

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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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Toe Straightening Surgery

*WARNING – THIS POST INCLUDES PHOTOS OF FEET BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY, INCLUDING BLOOD AND PINS PROTRUDING FROM TOES. APPROACH WITH CAUTION* Hey everybody! Long time no speak! As per the warning at the top of the post I’m going to be talking all about the toe straightening surgery that I had done 6 […]

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I’m not slow, I have arthritis.

I do this every time. I say I’ll go back to blogging more regularly, and then weeks, months, a millennia pass and still, no new blog posts. So. What’s been going on? Lots! But where do I begin? Logic says starts at the beginning but that’s easier said than done! I’ll break it down in […]

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Hospital Anxiety

I hate hospitals. I hate going to them even more. I hate not knowing what I’m going to hear. Not knowing if I’ve gotten progressively worse. Not knowing what to expect. Not knowing if I’m going to see the nice side of my specialist or the nasty side. Not knowing if I’ll cry. Not knowing […]

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The Greatest Instrument You’ll Ever Own

“Enjoy your body Use it every way you can Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own” I sit here, at my work desk, listening to a song that I haven’t listened to in a very long time. A song that has stuck with […]

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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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