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

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, 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

My 2 Lists

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

Beauty, Chronic illness, Lifestyle, new blog, Social media

One Lovely Blog Award

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

Chronic illness, Lifestyle

Making life easier

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

Chronic illness, Lifestyle

My Personal Fibro Letter

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

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, mental health

It’s just fatigue!

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!

Chronic illness, Lifestyle

Adjusting to Chronic Illness

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