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Methotrexate: Just Keep Taking the Pills

If you weren’t aware, I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed 3 years ago when I was 35 years old. People assume rheumatoid arthritis is an old person’s disease. Let me tell you, it’s not. On a weekly basis, I take 6 little yellow pills – methotrexate. This drug has kept the disease at bay, […]

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Am I Becoming Vegetarian?

Am I becoming a vegetarian? That’s one question I truly thought I would never be asking myself. I grew up in a working-class family, my earliest memory of my Dad’s job was as a driver for a local farm. I also remember spending Saturdays with him in the truck going to the local abattoir (although […]

Nervous About Seeing The Doctor

I’ve never had, nor do I have, a fear of doctors or hospitals or anything like that. Even throughout my many visits in the lead up to my diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis I wasn’t phased by my visits to the doctor nurse or hospital. It’s a bit like some people are scared of the dentist […]

Big News On My Rheumatoid Arthritis

I don’t make a big deal about having rheumatoid arthritis. I written the odd blog post and mention is now again again but other than that I leave it as one of those parts of me I’m comfortable with and happy to leave in the background. Until now… You see it’s just over two years […]