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I work in the engineering sector and grew up on a dairy farm near a tiny town in rural Waikato. I was diagnosed with sero-negative ankylosing spondilitis back in the late 80’s, and have since had further health issues with more arthritis with associated complications. My day generally starts in the dark and finishes long into the night. I try to just enjoy life and get the most out of each day, spending time with my lovely wife and indulging my passion for photography – mostly of cloud formations, seascapes and landscapes.

Winter love

A significant time in my life was when I was studying Photography. I was in my early twenties, and at that time, I didn’t openly talk about having RA.

Fun times…

A significant time in my life was when I was studying Photography. I was in my early twenties, and at that time, I didn’t openly talk about having RA.

Change of scenery

Keeping it positive has been tad tougher with all the extra activities in this person's life. Having the headspace already sorted from a lifetime of fine tuning has been a given, and totally necessary.  Sure, there's times when everything gets loaded up and where to...

Each day we face our storms

It’s been such a frenetic year so far, and through circumstances outside the fence, this person has had to deal with so much so soon, with no backup, and no one to turn to…

A sense of satisfaction

Have survived another year, with some outside assistance from vets ‘n quacks, usually as a last ditch response to keep workmates and the hut wife happy so the normally silent channel may resume. This person is grateful for the support, and caring nature of those in this tiny inner circle.

Loneliness of the mind

This person feels like battling the loneliness of the mind. In-between, the loneliness lives on, not literally, just in the head, and more on that battle in a minute or three. It’s all about keeping moving, not letting the grass grow; and maintaining the silence. We...

Hopeful

This person feels hopeful. Hope is looking forward to enjoying the company of whanau who this person doesn’t get to see often. Even rarely in the scheme of things, and especially mokopuna / grandchildren for the first time. And even more special when said mokopuna...

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