We're just into the start of the September awareness months - Chronic Pain Awareness and Interstitial Cystitis - and I've found the perfect photo and social media challenge for you guys to take part in. When it was Endometriosis awareness month back in March, I participated in the photo challenge that a couple of my… Continue reading Awareness Month Photo Challenges
On 26th July 2018, I married my best friend, my soul mate and life partner. It really was the best day of my life and I would do it all over again if I had the chance. We had a very intimate church service of just under 50 guests, in a petite little village church… Continue reading WEEKEND WRITE: Preparing For My Wedding Day!
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
Interstitial Cystitis (also known as bladder pain syndrome or painful bladder syndrome) is an inflammatory condition of the bladder. It is poorly understood condition that interferes with the body's ability to urinate. Even though there is not a lot of understanding regarding the condition, it is though that most people with the disease have a problem… Continue reading THIS WEEKS FEATURE: What is Interstitial Cystitis?
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…