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

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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, 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, mental health, new blog

Weight, what?!

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?!

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

A New Direction

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

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, Social media

Judgement 

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 

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

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

Chronic illness, mental health

A Personal Post

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

Children, Chronic illness, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Chronic Illness and Kids

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