J.G. Chayko is a writer, actress and international arthritis advocate who’s been involved in theatre for more than 30 years and has published poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the author of the blog “The Old Lady in My Bones”, based on her experience living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her story has been featured in Arthritis Digest UK, Health Central, and Pain Free Living Magazine. She is one of the writers in the book “Real Life Diaries: Living with Rheumatic Disease”, has been interviewed on local radio and has done talks on living with RA alongside other inspiring advocates.
She is also the author of a writing blog called Corkboards and Coffeehouses. “Writing is my passion, not just a job.”
In her thirties, she was diagnosed with early Rheumatoid Arthritis. She developed this blog to share her experience living with this disease. She also wants to create awareness that arthritis is not a disease just for the elderly. Young people are susceptible and can suffer just as much. It is a debilitating disease that destroys lives. Knowledge is power. The more you learn about your situation, you can live a fulfilling life despite your disease. Sometimes you must learn to let your old life die and create a new one, like a re-birth.
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