So yesterday I submitted my first blog for a wonderful website for young people with Arthritis called Arthurs Place. Excited to write and to share my experience with you all. Really hope that I can grow this blog some more. For now though, I am off for a long lie down. I have no strength … Continue reading CAUTION!!
Hey all! Very happy to share with you all that I have had two pieces published on The Might about life with Psoriatic Arthritis, please give a read!! https://themighty.com/author/rebecca-north-1/ I'm also about to start blogging for the amazing Arthurs Place, a website for young people with arthritis. If you can think of anything else you'd … Continue reading The Mighty Contributor !
Today I said goodbye to my nurse for the last ever time. I am moving house and so will have to change doctors surgery. My nurse has seen me almost weekly, for the last 6 months. When I first started seeing her I was so scared of having bloods taken that my Mum used to … Continue reading Goodbye to my Nurse
“You have what? Sorry-attic arthritis? Don’t you mean rheumatoid?” Well, good meaning but misguided work colleague. No I do not mean I have rheumatoid arthritis. That’s why I said psoriatic. Duh. I’m sure most, if not all, of us with psoriatic arthritis have heard similar when explaining to people what our condition is. We’ve all … Continue reading Nobody has heard of my Arthritis
So yesterday I had the privilege of attending the wedding of the colleague of my boyfriend. I had never met the Bride before and had only met the Groom once, but it was such a special day and it was so beautiful I was in love. We stayed in a lovely hotel in the beautiful … Continue reading The sitting down dancing Queen
Hey fellow spoonies, Hope you are all doing well on this beautiful Sunday morning....or whatever time of day it is where you are! Since I last posted, I had a really wonderful valentines day. My boyfriend and I agreed that we wouldn't do anything, but he went against his word!! A few days after I … Continue reading Once upon a dream
Things not to say to people with a chronic illness,or illness/disability of any kind.... "You shouldn't really be complaining, there are people far worse off than you". This is what I was told today by someone at work, when I responded to the question of how was my weekend. It was spent in a lot … Continue reading “Always somebody worse off than you…”
I've overdone it. I'm in the process of moving house and the past two days I was moving stuff from one flat to another. I still don't know my own limitations. My new strengths, and crucially, my new weaknesses. Where before I would have been able to have done all this without breaking a sweat, now … Continue reading Learning about my limitations
Today I am on my third day off sick from work. I have had minor surgery on one of my toes, with the same surgery to happen on the other 9 in three months time. Today I decided to put make up on before my doctors appointment. Not bad for a sick girl. … Continue reading Oh but you don’t look sick
An open letter to my boyfriend on how he can help me face my ongoing battle with psoriatic arthritis…. When we met, I was the life and soul of the party. A young woman in her dream career. I loved you from the moment I met you. Over the next 4 years we had some … Continue reading A letter to my boyfriend…