Where My Heads At – Life Update 

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 not ready to talk about my mental health during a flare. Its hard to remain positive when your experiencing pain and exhaustion that can only be described as excruciating, where nothing takes the edge off, you cannot get out of bed unaided and cannot care …

Bus Drivers!!!

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 didn’t bump into the pole meaning I wouldn’t end up with a bruise and sore arm thanks to my chronic condition fibromyalgia…………………..oh wait. That didn’t happen, did it?  No you both were complete wankers and pulled away before I was sitting down. I struggled to …

Putting Myself Out There 

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 coordinator that I would be better suited do a course in communication studies. I guess that was their polite way in saying your writings rubbish.  I never lost the urge to write and attempted many times over the years, from looking into creative writing courses …

My Chronic Illness Story 

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 that things weren’t quite right. I had began to experience some of the fibromyalgia symptoms back in 2009 starting off with what I thought was a really bad chest infection that just wouldn’t shift. After many many visits to GPs and 2 referrals to a …