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
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
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
The motability scheme (UK) is a great way for people in receipt of certain benefits to get a car or a scooter so they can get out and about. Having a car is essential for me to get to appointments and sometimes just to get out of the house. There are loads of cars to… Continue reading How To Choose A Motability Car
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
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
*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?!