A&E. The emergency department. ER. Whatever you call it, it is the same wherever you go - the place for accidents, emergencies and life-threatening situations. A noisy and frightening department where the value of life is suddenly realised to be incredibly important and the healthcare professionals working in it do everything they can to save… Continue reading The Problem With A&E…
About a week or so ago I reached out to my wonderful followers on Instagram to get their answers to two questions that I think are really important when you are trying raise awareness among both the spoonie and non-spoonie community. What I wanted to know was what had living with a chronic illness taught… Continue reading Life with Chronic Illness: What Has it Taught Us?
As September is only 2 days away, here's the heads up as to what that month brings. September is pain awareness month (acute and chronic), as well as interstitial cystitis awareness month - a busy time for raising awareness and sharing support! Here on Endo Bunny I will be releasing frequent articles on both topics,… Continue reading September is a Busy Awareness Month
You may have started reading this article thinking that I must be mad, or you may be reading this article because you feel the same way. The endless list of side effects, the chance they may not work and that constant word "addiction" that floats around. Yep, I'm talking about pain relief. Pain relief, pain… Continue reading Time to be Honest: Pain Medication Scares Me
I got inspired to write this post after spending this week feeling completely stuck with my health, specifically my Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. I was suffering with excruciating pain and it was limiting my ability to get comfortable, walk and function. However, after failing to get a positive outcome from a GP appointment, I was left… Continue reading Who Do We Turn to When There’s No One Left?
On Friday, after being so incredibly unwell with acute and severe pain on Thursday, I just about managed to get to a GP appointment. This was an appointment that was booked off the back of another GP - I'd phone Thursday morning in a bit of pickle and managed to get a same-day phone consultation. … Continue reading I Feel Like I’m Wasting Their Time
If you follow my Instagram account (@endobunny) then you will have seen that this morning I didn't make it into work. I didn't make it into work because my pain was uncontrollable. Yesterday afternoon I could feel my typical Endo pain starting to moan, so I took my pain relief and got on with what… Continue reading The Process I Go Through When I Have to Phone in Sick to Work
Yesterday, I felt like I hit rock bottom. I don't know whether it was the sedation from my procedure earlier that day, but I just felt incredibly overwhelmed by everything that was going on. What is going on? Well, I've had multiple surgeries in a very short space of time, with each recovery taking longer… Continue reading When it Sometimes Gets Too Much
I can't think of a time where I wasn't in pain. There are quite a few times during the day, or when I wake up in the morning, that I find myself trying to distinguish where my pain is and what is causing it. If you are like me and you suffer with multiple chronic… Continue reading Pinpointing Pain – It Can Be Tricky to Manage
Ah, Mondays. That day of the week that brings you right back down to earth after a glorious weekend. The day that feels the longest and the slowest. The day that is unpopular (unless it is a Bank Holiday). As much as I encourage that we should be embracing each and every day (yes, that… Continue reading This is How My Monday Went…