An insight to what it is like living with arthritis

Owner: Tracy_Richards

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  • Where I was then and where I am now :)
    on Jan 20, 2014
    Hi all, Firstly I would like to apologise for not posting and keeping you up to date with how things have been.It seems my life has turned round completely since I last posted, and all for the better too.I have managed to go back to work and hav...
  • It's getting cold brrrr
    on Oct 15, 2012
    The damp and crisp mornings are now approaching and each morning when i wake i can feel myself getting stiffer and stiffer lol... I can't really complain as i have had a good run and things have been good for me but i am definitely not looking forwar...
  • I can feel it in my bones..
    on Sep 27, 2012
    The cold is on its way, i can feel it in my bones lol.Woke this morning and my hands are more stiffer than usual, my toes have some pain when bending, my shoulders are achy and so is back..Don't get me wrong i am not in loads of pain, but uncomfortab...
  • It's been a while
    on Sep 26, 2012
    It has been a while since i wrote my blog, i apologise to those who read regularly. I have had a lot going on at home again and my focus has been elsewhere.Good news is i have had a real great run. I have had about 6 weeks of pure bliss where my crut...
  • Who would have thought simple exercises could be so hard
    on Jul 20, 2012
    Been a busy few weeks with lots of people coming and going.I have had a carer come in early mornings to assist with showering and dressing.. Then a carer coming in the afternoon to do exercises with me..The morning routine has been a great help.. I h...
  • Making life easier
    on Jul 2, 2012
    Today is a good day. Am relieved that my hips have eased and i can walk, woo hoo lol.I had a visit from the lady from the personal independent team today. She brought with her a few gadgets/aids for me to try and see how i got on with them. Firs...
  • Tough few days
    on Jun 26, 2012
    Since my appeal Thursday, my hips haven given me hell.Friday and saturday was such a struggle to move about, hard work and painful.So frustrating being limited to things you can and cant do..Sunday was a better day, could feel it easing up and yester...
  • I won my appeal..
    on Jun 23, 2012
    As most of you know i applied for ESA(employment and support allowance) last February. I had a medical June by someone who wasn't even a registered doctor. When the medical report come in the post i thought it was for someone else as it was full of l...
  • Shook myself up
    on Jun 14, 2012
    Past few days my wrists and elbows have been really gnawing, its the gnawing pain that usually gets me down as it is constant and very painful, like it's eating away at me.Yesterday i struggled going shopping. I normally shop on line but tesco was un...
  • A positive step forward
    on Jun 13, 2012
    Yesterday i met my support worker for the first time. He was such a friendly, laid back kind of guy and has had experience of a disability due to a motorbike accident so was fully aware of  the difficulties that people can face.He had put togeth...
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