Happy Halloween, readers! If you’ve been following my @endobunny Instagram, then you will know that I’ve been participating in a Halloween photo challenge, ran by my friend Sally (@letsovershare). For day 18, the subject was “Dr Jekyll”, and it was perfect. “Dr Jekyll” comes from a novel written in 1886, is about a lawyer who […]Read More HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Jekyll and Hyde
“Yes, my chronic illness interfere with everything – everything,” is something you probably find yourself saying a lot, because let’s face it – unless they are living with chronic illness then no one truly understands. And when it comes to having a social life (or trying to, in my case!) then you may find it gives out mixed […]Read More Your Social Life VS. Your Chronic Illness
Whilst pain-free days are a complete rarity for me at the moment, and better days are few and far between, when I do have a day where my symptoms are quieter I often find I am more concerned by it than happy. And it seems like I’m not the only one. I’ve seen a flurry […]Read More Why Are Pain-Free or Better Days More Worrisome Than Celebratory?
This is a special post written by my friend Vicki. I’ve suffered from a condition called Endometriosis since my teenage years. It’s a disease that affects 1 in 10 women and, in very simple terms, means that tissue usually contained inside the uterus grows outside and can cause bleeding, inflammation, infection and pain. I have […]Read More GUEST WRITER: Parenting with Endometriosis
Having someone go above and beyond to look after you when you’re chronically sick definitely signifies that this person is the one. Maybe not the one the one but you know what I mean – it should prove that they really care, support and love you and their acceptance with you being so poorly for some, most or all […]Read More Relationships When You’re Chronically Ill
After publishing and sharing My Endometriosis Story on my personal Facebook page on Friday, I hadn’t really thought much about it. Sure, I’d received some lovely text messages and comments of support, but as I’ve said before, it really wasn’t about that. The fact that almost 500 people had viewed my website alone was enough […]Read More Something Amazing Happened…
Living with chronic and invisible illnesses is hard – believe me! It can be even harder when you are trying to find help among healthcare professionals who don’t have a clue about your conditions or what you are going through. That’s why a lot of us in the chronic illness or “spoonie” community turn to […]Read More Why I’m Raising my Voice For Invisible Illnesses