Hey there! My name’s Molly, I’m a 22-year-old crafter, nerd, adrenaline junkie and radio presenter, topped off nicely with a degree in Drama. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) at the ripe old age of 13. I have since become the arch-nemesis of Rheumatologists all over the UK, as my body refuses to cure (maybe I’m over-exaggerating a little bit…but you get the picture!).
Having arthritis is no joy ride, but I try make the best of it, and do whatever I can to make life enjoyable and “normal” (although I prefer to strive for better than normal!) Climbing Kilimanjaro – the world’s tallest freestanding mountain being one of the amazing things I’ve done despite the odds… But I’ll go into more detail on that in future blogs!
My arthritis affects most of my joints, but mainly it’s my elbows, hips and knees, with my left ankle being the worst of all of them. I effectively can’t move my left ankle any more after the years of damage which have been caused by the arthritis, which is pants, but I just get on with it.
Due to not being able to walk around a lot, I try to find fun things to do sitting down, hence why I do crafting (mainly cross stitch and decopage, if you’ve ever heard of it!) and present a weekly radio show on theatre and film with my fiance.
I’m going to let you know a little about me which has nothing to do with arthritis, because arthritis doesn’t define my life! So… I enjoy gaming, particularly Runescape… I play it a lot, and by that I mean… A LOT. But I also enjoy playing board games – my fiance and I have a gradually growing pile of board/card games so we tend to be the hosts for game nights!
My favourite meal is spaghetti bolognaise. I have a black cat called Lucky. I am the youngest of FIVE, but also an Auntie to another FIVE! (My family is pretty big) I would define myself as a ‘Whovian’ but I can also get into pretty much any TV series you give me. And last but not least, I know how to spell ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (Yes – I spelt that without Google!)
I will leave you be for now, but thanks for reading, and I look forward to blogging a bit more! See you soon!
TTFN, Ta ta for now! 🙂
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(Any opinions expressed in Molly’s blog are not necessarily shared by Arthur’s Place. Nothing that you read in Molly’s blog constitutes medical advice.)