Winter Getaway

We are lucky enough to be in Portugal for a few days to top up on some vitamin D. 9 years ago after the birth of my first child I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is no history of it in my family and they believe the birth was the catalyst for its arrival. I was devastated and the news has changed my life completely. Before the diagnosis I was working full time in marketing and was one of those gals who was 100% career focused, loved any kind of exercise that nearly killed me and nothing could stop me doing what I wanted. How life has changed. I had to give up working full time because of my condition and for the past 9 years life has been about medications, trying to work out who I am now and really surviving for my kids. The only place my body feels good is in the warm climates, so a blast of heat is a tonic for me.


It hasn’t been easy for the kids especially my oldest who worries so much about me, so they deserve a little treat like this too. For anyone reading this who might be in the same position. Stay positive which I know can be so hard. (After an exhausting and extensive search I think I might have found the cocktail of drugs which has the disease under control(fingers crossed)) Find yourself the best doctor, try everything…,u never know what might work for you this disease is different for everyone.

Keep fighting but most importantly there r days u just need to give yourself a break, that’s ok too!


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