Hello. I'm new

Gailmoly2 Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Hi Everyone

Lovely to be on the forum. I'm new here. I've had Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis for 50 years, often called Stills disease. I'm now 55. A few years ago I was also diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Here is a very short bio,

sJIA has dominated my life, but I've also tried to fight it as much as possible, despite the fact it is a strong enemy! I was very poorly as a child and at one point close to not surviving or surviving with severe brain damage. Thankfully neither occurred, although I have been left with memory issues. The inflammation has ravaged my body and the damage is now significant in many areas. I've had three total hip replacements and two revisions. I'm due to have a reversal shoulder replacement in the next few months. However, I love life and try and include myself in as many things as possible.