I want to start by saying that writing this has been the hardest post I’ve ever attempted. Not because I’m ashamed but because I’ve never admitted to myself about having anxiety before let alone spoken about it. Up until recently I preferred to think that the constant being on edge, fearing the worst and knots in … [Read more…]
Dealing with chronic illness isn’t just about medicating and learning to cope with the symptoms that particular illness brings with it, it is also about how their entire life is affected by it. Such as not being able to plan outings or meeting with friends too far in advance because they don’t know what their … [Read more…]
All week I’ve been trying to write this post about how my latest fibromyalgia flare has affected me mentally. But I keep stumbling with getting the words out! Every time I sit down to write my mind goes blank, maybe I’m preoccupied with other issues that are going on at the moment, or maybe I’m … [Read more…]
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.
Dearest First Bus drivers’ (yes plural) I am a bus pass holder for visual impairment and have a toddler in a pushchair and I just want to take the time to say thank you. Thank you for waiting until I was seated before pulling away. Making sure that my pushchair was securely braked and I … [Read more…]
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a writer. Growing up reading popular magazines such as Smash Hits gave me the idea that I wanted to be a music journalist. I even went as far as applying to college in enrol into a journalism course but was advised by the course … [Read more…]
Back in 2013 I received the official diagnosis that I have fibromyalgia as well as hypermobility syndrome. I think I might also have chronic costochondritis as well as chronic fatigue but those ones haven’t been diagnosed because GPs are useless. (More on that at a later date) I’d known for some time before the diagnosis … [Read more…]
In my previous blogging life I could be found at www.memoirsofachronicchick.co.uk, which in the 7 years I had the account there was a few reincarnations both in name and design. But it wasn’t working for me anymore. I felt that I was walking a baron wasteland struggling with my writing identity. I was trying to … [Read more…]