When I turned thirty-years-old in February, I didn’t think I would be moving back home with my parents and youngest sister. I didn’t think I was going to lose my boyfriend, dog, home, job, and my ability to drive… all in one year that hasn’t even ended yet. Keep reading, I promise, it does get better.
Gemma, aged 35, runs the Instagram page Spondy Chrony Mummy. In July 2017, she was diagnosed with both Crohn’s Disease and type of arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis.
I am opening my doors to some amazing warriors and sharing my little space on the internet with some incredible people dealing with chronic pain and chronic illness.
It's the side effects of this medication that are helping me!
I don't see how this is a fun game.
I would have been happy to lie in bed forever.
I often feel that I have to justify my medical needs more than some other people, because mine isn't recognised anywhere by anyone! I always find myself thinking that no one has even heard of it, unless they personally know someone with it.