Me and my Disability: A new diagnosis.

So as you guys know I had my MRI results last Thursday and I have been diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in my Fasset joints and spine. Am I relieved it’s not something sinister? of course, that goes without saying. But, the fact that there is no permanent fix is disappointing. Now I am waiting for wheelchair adjustments as well as a radiology appointment for injections… sigh.

What’s annoyed me already is the stereotypes that people associate with arthritis, for example, the elderly or children and that is not much support for working professionals in their twenties.

I don’t want to be on morphine forever but if that’s what I need to work and enjoy life then I haven’t really got a choice.

I’m not writing this for sympathy but for awareness and wanting to let other people know they aren’t alone.

I can finally say to the people who say it’s in my head to go and fuck themselves.

If you know of any online support groups please let me know, there’s no time for a pity party I have to rock the PR world. I’ll keep you all updated. This winter will be tough but, I am tougher.

This is not the end
I’m down now
But I’ll be standing tall again
Times are hard but
I was built tough
I’m gonna show you all that I’m made of  – Cher.

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