If, like me, you spend a lot of time alone, getting through simple tasks during the day can be difficult when you have an illness. I've got a few tips to make life that little bit easier and more bearable. (Please note: I don't have children, my partner works during the day but I have … Continue reading Making life easier
Dear loved one, By now you probably know that I suffer with fibromyalgia and that it impacts my life in such a way that I am no longer able to work or live my life like I used to. You may think that I am just lazy because I don't do simple things, yet I … Continue reading My Personal Fibro Letter
Why do we need sleep? It's recommended that adults have between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Our bodies use some of this time to repair tissues, restore energy, store activities and things we've learned throughout the day in our long-term memory, increase blood flow to our muscles to help restore and build strength, renew … Continue reading It’s just fatigue!
Most people who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness will have more than likely been suffering for months, if not years, with various symptoms. Some people may not yet have a diagnosis for numerous reasons. A lot of chronic illnesses; such as fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease share a wide range of … Continue reading Adjusting to Chronic Illness
It's been a while since my last post because so much has been going on and I've been struggling to cope with many things. 2017, for me, hasn't started off great. My wonderful grandma was taken into hospital on 4th January and I was told that night that she wouldn't pull through and we had … Continue reading A Personal Post
I've wanted to write a beauty post for a while now so I thought I'd finally do it. This post is about my favourite skincare products. I will do a post about my favourite makeup products another time. (There are too many 🙈) I'm going to start with bath & shower products that I swear … Continue reading My Favourite Things
I may get a lot of people disagree with me on this post. It's not intended to offend, it's simply my opinion and decision about my own life. Being a 27 year old in a long term relationship with my own home, I often get asked 'when are you planning on having kids?' I seem … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Kids
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!
When I was younger I wanted a successful career, a husband and a couple of kids, holidays every year, a nice car and house and a crazy social life. Surely that life was guaranteed because I worked so hard? I thought I deserved that life and one day everything would slot into place and be … Continue reading Perspective
There are so many articles on the Internet and in papers etc about fibromyalgia and how it impairs various bodily functions. There are also letters and videos for family and friends of sufferers that do their best to explain how it feels and why certain tasks can be completed some days and not others. Many … Continue reading Lemmings?