When ‘roid rage’ gets ‘hangry’

When ‘roid rage’ gets ‘hangry’

Just cannot stop eating on these bloody steroids! My friends who also have RA ask if I’m also angry on them as they are sometimes, I say ‘no, just hungry’. Then I recall that my bf has called me hangry four times in the past week. When it comes to a mealtime and food is not ready pronto, I feel a soaring agitation building. Now, both myself and my boyfriend cook and I haven’t told him this but Continue reading “When ‘roid rage’ gets ‘hangry’”

Fun with spiralisers

Fun with spiralisers

Monday fun! Trying out my new spiraliser! Courgetti! 🤗 A bit tricky on my RA hands but would be easy for anyone without fine motor skill problems to use. Total food porn satisfaction to watch the courgette spaghetti being made – and so quick too! Initially I had been a bit wary after reading some rare but horrific incidents some have had on the super sharp Japanese blades (obviously myself being more at risk of this) but so far I am still alive! Yay! Continue reading “Fun with spiralisers”

RA foodie

RA foodie

Previously I’ve kept my foodie side and RA side a bit separate on here but really RA is a lifestyle that spans not just the illness and medication but politics, society, education, work and food. Food is a big thing in my family, we have always eaten ‘well’ and we can all cook but for 3 years now I have been eating mostly anti-inflammatory foods to give myself the best chance I can. Continue reading “RA foodie”

If you don’t fight for ALL women, you fight for NO women

If you don’t fight for ALL women, you fight for NO women

It’s International Women’s Day and social media is alight with empowering memes! However just like with the Women’s March there seemed to be a lack of diversity in the cause to include disabled women. Kinda ironic given disabled females are amongst the most vulnerable group in society, and even more so; disabled, poor, brown women. ✋🏽 Continue reading “If you don’t fight for ALL women, you fight for NO women”

Oops I did it again

Oops I did it again

Crap. It happened again. In contrast to the ‘fake news’ I published earlier on Facebook showing photos of delicious food depicting a fab night out – the truth is quite a different story.

I booked a surprise birthday dinner for my boyfriend at Vanilla Black restaurant. Something a little bit fancier than our local (but equally fabulous) Turkish restaurant.  Continue reading “Oops I did it again”

Mexico on steroids

Mexico on steroids

Our Christmas trip to Mexico was planned way back in the summer but by the time it came around I was dreading it. And not because Trump says it’s full of murderers and rapists. 🙄

Since I fell unconscious at my birthday dinner in September, I developed a blood infection which for anyone with RA means more than just a few days of antibiotics – more like 2 months of antibiotics. Continue reading “Mexico on steroids”