the arthwritist

A fun mama coping with an arthritic life 🤷‍♀️

I don’t need to tell you how frustrating these words are if you’ve ever been anxious about fertility or birth, or if you’ve ever suffered a traumatic experience that you are suddenly faced with again. I get it- they’re trying to take the pain, the worry, the whatever-it-is you’re feeling, away. But it doesn’t work. …

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Like most toxic relationships, I stayed in way longer than I should’ve. I ignored my gut instinct and began to make excuses for the way things were. ‘After this holiday, it’ll get better’. ‘New year, new start’, I’d convince myself. New year, a new excuse was the reality. In the beginning, it was a true …

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My first diagnosis of arthritis really didn’t worry me. I’d had some pains in my fingers but the steroid injection had soon stopped that and it was as if nothing was wrong. Looking back over those first few years I can’t say I took it at all seriously. Major denial. I remember the doctor saying, …

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So you want to be a writer? Well, yeah, I do. What experience do you have? Er, little to none. But you’re gonna do it anyway? Yeah.  Following the advice of every meme and #wordlover quote, I’m just going to ‘start’. For me, writing has always been something I have wanted to do and, ashamedly, never …

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