Gosh. Christmas is over. It's been a chaotic blur of working, sleeping, many cups of coffee and spending unrealistic amounts on my loved ones. But so what? It's Christmas! The New Year is heading our way and it won't be long until retailers stock up on their next occasion's merchandise (Valentines comes to mind). Time… Continue reading Christmas 2017 for me: everything from veganism to working in retail
The guide On twitter, two things have been going around recently; first is the above guide for pain, and second the #MyPainDay diaries tag. Upon request, and being a spoonie blog apt for awareness, I have decided to contribute over here. This above guide is SO important. Many disabled and chronically ill folk play down… Continue reading My Pain Day (Dec week 1)
THIS is what Invisibly Disabled looks like*: Spoiler alert if you hadn't realised... it's me. This is me on some days, one would argue like an able bodied person: And on others, here I am: I have chosen to share this picture as on a typical day with mobility aids, it is a stick I… Continue reading Invisible Disabilities Week: My Chronic Life and an introduction to Spoonie Saturdays
Today marks 69 years since the National Health Service was formed. This is a non-political, solely emotional article about it's importance.
Today, May 12th, is ME awareness day. ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, which you may also have heard of as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A lot of people, myself included, like to refer to it as ME rather than CFS as CFS doesn't quite encapture the chronic pain, the real exhaustion and the debilitating nature of… Continue reading ME awareness day
I'm going to start off by saying, no, this is not going to be me complaining, nor am I claiming to be hard done by, but on behalf of both myself and my dear friends who suffer with chronic illnesses, I feel obliged to write this post. I don't have it hard, but I don't… Continue reading Christmas with Chronic illness(es).