Stranger Things happened to me at Topshop

Stranger Things happened to me at Topshop

An angel was smiling on me today – in Topshop, Oxford Circus of all places! With Rheumatoid Arthritis I near to never go shopping in person now opting to make my purchases online where there are no painful armloads of clothes to carry or equally painful queues not just for the changing rooms but for also then for the till. And then of course for the tube ride home where my TFL ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge goes mostly ignored. Continue reading “Stranger Things happened to me at Topshop”

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”

Chronic Time Travelling

Chronic Time Travelling

Today I made it out of the house for the first time in 5 days. I was supposed to attend my partner’s family reunion weekender but it was not possible as all of my autoimmune illnesses are at war with each other. Due to this I have also been off my chemo and biological injections for two months and as a result I am exhausted and struggling in physical and mental pain.

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My birthday trip to A&E

My birthday trip to A&E

I often get told I ‘look so well’. This is a story about how a birthday dinner can quickly turn into a trip to A&E when you have an autoimmune condition (or in my case several).

I don’t always organise something for my birthday but this year I thought I would. I have to admit though, by the time the date came around, I wasn’t in the most sociable of moods as another autoimmune condition of mine Continue reading “My birthday trip to A&E”

Don’t Take Chemotherapy, Eat This Apple Instead

Don’t Take Chemotherapy, Eat This Apple Instead

As I sit here taking my weekly chemotherapy, I have just finished reading an article by Chanel White Dear Person Giving Me Unsolicited Medical Advice. Chanel has previously written an article raising awareness of the many autoimmune illnesses which are treated with chemotherapy. She initially wrote this article because she was fed up of people telling her she didn’t need it or that it couldn’t possibly be proper chemo because she didn’t have cancer! Continue reading “Don’t Take Chemotherapy, Eat This Apple Instead”

ITV response to The Last Leg

ITV response to The Last Leg

Frustratingly I started writing this post a month ago but RA life has gotten the better of me. Everyday is a Groundhog Day of never-ending pain, hospital appointments, sleepless nights, extreme exhaustion, waiting to see if my new biologic will help and of course RA brain fog. RA brain fog for those who don’t know is a side of the illness which makes the individual unable to focus on anything, this can be from simply getting dressed Continue reading “ITV response to The Last Leg”