The 5 things you know to be true if you have scalp psoriasis.

I have sadly suffered from severe, chronic scalp psoriasis for nearly 14 years. It was until this year the only kind of psoriasis I had. It is the bane of my existence. I hate it. I spend approximately 99% of my life scratching my scalp. There is a 0% chance that my previous sentance was exaggerated. […]

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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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Send Help. And Cookies.

Since my last blog post, a lot has happened. So much, I’m not even sure I know where to begin. I came off methotrexate. Within 2 days I went in to the worst flare I have ever had. I was back to being practically bed bound. Swelling, stiffness, more swelling, more stiffness. The pain was […]

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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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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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Why I’m Running the London Marathon

I have always wanted to run a marathon. But not just any old marathon (though I wouldn’t mind being fit and quick enough to qualify for Chicago, but I love Chicago pizzas too much for that to ever happen) but London. My favourite city in the whole world. The city so close to where I grew […]

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I’m not sorry for not saying sorry.

Before I go any further I should state that I will still be apologising for when I have done something wrong, like for all the cups of tea I have knocked over and blamed on the cat (sorry Fluffy) or when I have a poor attitude and moan to my boyfriend about being too good […]

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Acupuncture. Part 1.

Hello lovelies, Today I am going to talk about my first acupuncture session. Acupuncture is something that had been suggested to me by numerous different people but something I never really considered because I was incredibly sceptical. I also have an incredible fear of needles and I am an over thinker and worrier. So even […]

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