Chronic illness

How to create a relaxing environment at home

Here are a few of my tips to creating a relaxing environment. Lighting. Bright lights can be really overpowering and aren't relaxing at all. If you need a decent amount of light, go for laps in the corners of the room rather than having the main light on. Candles. As soon as it starts going… Continue reading How to create a relaxing environment at home

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Children, Chronic illness, family, Lifestyle

A Week With The Kids

So school's out for summer which means everywhere is packed for 5-6 weeks and parents start praying for September to arrive so they can finally get some peace and quiet. We are just about 2 weeks into the holidays now so my stepkids have spent a bit more time here than usual. The youngest, Erin,… Continue reading A Week With The Kids

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, Travel

Disability Abroad

Going abroad when you have a disability is no easy task. Unlike most people we can't just book a flight, hop on a plane and away we go. We have to take certain things into consideration such as; How long will the flight be? Can I manage a longer flight? Can I take medications in… Continue reading Disability Abroad

Chronic illness, Lifestyle

A-Z Tips For Life With Illness

The title of this post may give you the impression that I have it all figured out and I don't struggle. Don't get me wrong, there are still a lot of times when I just want to scream and cry and tell everyone to piss off. These are just some of the things I've picked… Continue reading A-Z Tips For Life With Illness

Chronic illness

How To Make The Most Of A Doctors Appointment

Going to the doctors when you have a chronic illness can sometimes feel pointless. Your symptoms can usually be put down to a disease or syndrome that you've already been diagnosed with and you feel like you get nowhere. To make the most of your appointment you need to prepare. Here are some tips to… Continue reading How To Make The Most Of A Doctors Appointment

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, Sleep

11 Things To Do When You Can’t Sleep

We all have those nights when our brains just won't switch off and falling asleep seems harder than finding a Jeremy Kyle show guest with more than 9 teeth. I've compiled a list of what I do when I can't stand to stare into the darkness anymore. Do puzzles. Using your brain to focus makes… Continue reading 11 Things To Do When You Can’t Sleep

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, mental health, therapy

A Little Update

I've been pretty down lately. My legs have been giving me so much grief that I've contemplated chopping them off a few too many times. I don't know if they are easing a bit or if I'm just getting used to this higher level of pain but I'm feeling quite good in myself. I was… Continue reading A Little Update

Chronic illness, Lifestyle

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 12th marks fibromyalgia awareness day so I'm going to write about what it means to me.  To most people, fibromyalgia is just a strange word that probably means nothing. To myself and many other people it means "life-altering hell." Being given a name for what is happening to your body gives you peace of mind.… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day