I have been lucky enough to be nominated for the “Disability Blogger Award” by my lovely friend and fellow blogger Jordyn. So I owe her a massive thank you! If you want to know more about her, the link to her excellent blog is here, and her equally excellent Instagram page is here. The “Disability […]Read More I’ve Been Nominated for the “Disability Blogger Award”!
Those of us with chronic illnesses or symptoms that are not yet diagnosed know how hard it is to find a healthcare professional (or even a family member, friend or colleague) who will take you seriously. We’ll have often gone through a string of doctors just trying to find the one that will listen and […]Read More The Art of Being Taken Seriously
I read somewhere that by the middle of January most people will have given up on their New Year’s resolutions and gone back to pretty much all of their bad habits. This is due to people setting completely unrealistic goals, others not joining in as promised or simply not being bothered. But, when you’re chronically […]Read More New Year’s Resolutions that are Achievable When You’re Chronically Ill
Ah the menstrual cycle, otherwise known as your period, Aunt Flo, “having the painters in” or whatever it is that you are comfortable with. The one thing that makes being a women much less enjoyable. Something that is full of unnecessary stigma, pain and awkwardness. But, having taken the time to learn more about it […]Read More Understanding the Menstrual Cycle
It’s almost the weekend readers! So here is an easy and (hopefully) interesting read for you about some strange and hilarious facts about chronic illness! A lot of chronic illnesses come with the symptom of fatigue, which is much more than “being tired”. But if fatigue is not managed as much as possible, it can […]Read More 10 Insane (But True!) Things About Chronic Illness
You can read my original article “The Problem with A&E” here. A&E: the initials stand for “accident and emergency”. It is the place people go when they are injured, ill and need treatment quickly. Yesterday I was admitted to my local A&E department because my pain had rocketed to levels that I had never felt […]Read More The Problem with A&E 2.0
Whilst having a set period of time off of work might be Heaven for some, for those of us who are sick, it’s a bit of a nightmare. I’ve found that the chronic illness community – myself totally included – are great at putting everything first but ourselves first, and when the mention of “being […]Read More Tips for Coping When You’re Signed Off Sick