My Life with Ankylosing Spondylitis & Other Issues
I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, it's a horrible thing to suffer with, it can really knock me down.
I've been trying to raise awareness on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Not many people seem to know about it, as it is not really visible.
I can tell you that suffering with Ankylosing Spondylitis has an impact on my mental health.
I suffer with anxiety and depression, and keep beating myself up about my physical limits.
I also have Fibromyalgia, which seems to act a bit like an amplifier, boosting the volume of the pain, it also causes brain fog, this fog can descend any time without warning to make me forget words when I am talking or forget what I got up to do!
For more on my health, check out my blogging posts on www.itsmyblog.me.uk
A bit of good news - got the green light! - After an eye test and field vision test for the DVLA carried out at Specsavers in Swansea, have been cleared to keep driving and had my driving licence renewed! (due to health reasons I am on a medical licence)
UPDATE: My eye is almost normal, I think I may need one more round of zapping!
Here are direct links to my various health blogs...
Mental Health Awareness Week - 15th - 21st May
May 2023 - My Birthday Month
April 2023 Update
March 2023 Update
February 2023 - 2nd Month Update
January 2023 - New Year, Same Shi...
December 2022 Update
November 2022 Update
October 2022 Update
September 2022 Update
Late August 2022 Update
Early August 2022 Update
Diabetic Update - Saturday 23rd July
Mind Games and Heat - Sunday 17th July
Blog Entry - Tuesday 12th & Saturday 16th July 2022
In To July - Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th
Blog Entry - 23rd June
Blog Entry - 10th June, Last Few Days
Health, Cricket and Loss 5th June 2022
Eye Have A Long Wait 25th May 2022 - Health Update
Early May 2022 - Health Update
Tuesday 26th April - Health Update
Thursday 14th April - Eye Issues
March & Early April 2022 Update
27 Jan to 1 Feb 2022 Update
Fed up with pain and meds - December 2021
Eye Frustration, Jabs, Diabetes, Mental Health - November 2021
Another Bout of Horrible Pain - October 2021
Two Appointments Today - August 2021
Another Bad Health Day - July 2021
Health Update - June 2021
Lockdown Easing, I'm Worrying
Mental Health, Feeling Empty
Life's What You Make It After Covid
India COULD be the answer
My Mental Health In Lockdown
Bad Times In November
My Mind, Health In Covid
More About My Health - The Eye Has It
Health Update - 5th May 2020
My Year So Far - Jan 2020
Huge Text Blog - October 2019