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
So, I've decided to give yoga a bash. I'm currently the heaviest I've ever been and I put it down to shovelling food in my face without stopping for air. There's no denying that I've been eating more than usual. I quit smoking 8 weeks ago which I'm really proud of, however, I'm filling the … Continue reading Yoga Day 1
This post is about bucket lists. It might seem like it's going to be a bit morbid but I think that having a bucket list can be really motivating, especially if you have a progressive illness or your symptoms are becoming more difficult to manage. I often feel down when I think about the things … Continue reading My 2 Lists
Getting out and about using crutches is not so bad...if I'm with someone else. However, if I need to go out on my own, things aren't as simple. Needing to use crutches to get about is a chore by itself. I'm having a bad time with my left shoulder so I'm not even going to … Continue reading I Didn’t Realise!
*Adults only* Since my new direction for this blog is honesty, let's be honest. When you think of having sex, all you can think of is the pleasure and excitement.....unless you have a chronic illness. It kind of removes a chunk of the romance when you have to pause for an inhaler or to put … Continue reading Let’s talk about sex, baby!
Since becoming ill, I've not been able to exercise as much as I'd like to. Exercise was a huge part of my life before and I loved the gym burn and the feel good factor after a hard work out and a lot of sweat! I really enjoyed exercise and thought it could fix most … Continue reading Weight, what?!
I love writing my blog and I'm really happy that people have found it helpful. I've had messages from those who are newly diagnosed, those who have felt alone in their journey and those who have benefitted from some of my suggestions in previous blog posts. However, I tend to write my posts so they … Continue reading A New Direction
I'm normally a positive person and try to remain upbeat and enthusiastic about all things, including illness. However, lately, I'm struggling to keep up with this positive attitude. I've always managed to power through or try new ways of doing things while Paul is at work but recently, this has become a huge struggle. My … Continue reading Losing Hope
I'm so happy that I've been nominated for a 'One Lovely Blog' award by Squidgeaboo at The EDS Chronicles. Thank you Squidgeaboo! As a nominee, I must give you 7 facts about myself, display the award logo on this post and nominate 10 blogs who I think deserve the award. Seven Random Facts My mum and … Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award
Judgement is something all of us face at one time or another in our lives. We might not always know about it. We have most likely been secretly judged while in a shopping centre, or maybe at the hairdressers or even outside our own homes. Almost every judgement is based on appearances. People we have … Continue reading Judgement