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My chronic illness shouldn't impact my child - but it already has

JoelVsArthritisJoelVsArthritis Member Posts: 18 Courageous
A wrote a piece that I thought might be relatable to you good people here.

At times, parenting feels like the hardest thing in the world. I thought my chronic illness shouldn't impact my child, but Shielding has meant it already has. Last week when I wrote this, I found out in the most upsetting way.

Please remove if not appropriate, relocate if in the wrong category and if you'd like me to share more, do let me know.

Thanks,
Joel.

https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk/my-chronic-illness-shouldnt-impact-my-child
Arthritis blogger, writer and advocate.
Sharing my story of Juvenile Arthritis, parenting and mental health with chronic illness.
Writes for leading charities/orgs.
Articles👇
https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,507 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome and thanks for sharing, I have a disability that does impact on my sons life too no matter how much i try for it not too it is unaviidable when you are a single parent who is wheelchair bound
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,556 Scope community team
    A really interesting piece @JoelVsArthritis! Thank you for sharing this with us. :)
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  • JoelVsArthritisJoelVsArthritis Member Posts: 18 Courageous
    Thanks, both and for entertaining it. You can accept that certain elements of your disability will impact parenting and your child - on this occasion, the upsetting element is that it was circumstances out of my control. My pain, fatigue, mobility will affect him but just because he is the son of a high-risk person, shouldn't be a reason to mess up his development. I don't know what the answer is, just raising questions. :)
    Arthritis blogger, writer and advocate.
    Sharing my story of Juvenile Arthritis, parenting and mental health with chronic illness.
    Writes for leading charities/orgs.
    Articles👇
    https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk
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