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 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
I wanted to write this post because I think there is a lot of confusion and judgement regarding social media and invisible illnesses. I'm a member of many groups on Facebook which were set up for people suffering from illnesses such as fibromyalgia and ehlers-danlos syndrome. These groups are a place to vent, ask questions … Continue reading You’re not sick, I’ve seen your Facebook!
The therapy box was an idea given to me by one of my counsellors to help calm me when my anxiety, anger or stress levels are high. It's been really helpful to me so I wanted to share the idea. Basically, a therapy box is something you can get out when you feel your emotions … Continue reading My Therapy Box
I'm definitely far from the worst case of chronic illness. I consider myself a 'moderate' sufferer. I have several physical chronic illnesses which cause me pain, fatigue, migraines, gastrointestinal issues, nerve pain and much more. I also suffer with mental health issues; anxiety disorder, OCD, depression and PTSD. There are so many symptoms with each … Continue reading Why a blog?