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
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
I've not written on here for some time now. To be honest, I've had no idea what to say. I've felt quite numb since the attack at Manchester Arena on 22nd May. That night will always be one of the worst and most tragic nights out city has ever encountered. This post may be too… Continue reading Manchester
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?!
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
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
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