When I got diagnosed with Crohn's disease I had been suffering with what I had thought was a severe Endometriosis flare up. For a year I had severe abdominal pain, bowel issues, fatigue and stomach problems. I got diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2018 following a weeks stay in hospital. I was severely unwell … Continue reading Endometriosis Periods & Crohn’s – Monthly Mini Flare Ups
During the time since I have been diagnosed with endometriosis people have felt the need to share their words of wisdom. Now don't get me wrong some of the advice I've had is genuinely well received and helpful for example maybe you should slow down a bit in life or maybe you shouldn't drink 2 … Continue reading What Not to Say – Endometriosis Edition
I was recently on the hunt for some more environmentally and better for my body sanitary products. I came across Time of the Month and after reaching out to them were kind enough to send me out some samples to try. I've used my normal brand for the last 3 years and before that used … Continue reading TOTM – Organic Sanitary Products Review
When living with a chronic illness it is so important to listen to your body and not overdo it, listening to your body is the difference between being able to live a full life and constantly managing painful symptoms
I also really enjoy dressing up smarter and feeling good about myself with a new outfit, why should I not feel great in what I'm wearing just because I have a chronic illness. What I do find though is that some days, some outfits just aren't going to cut it whether I'm bloated, in pain or having one of my amazing hot one minute freezing the next days.
I see it all the time on Facebook groups and forums where girls are having period's that are either effecting their day to day life or are just plain debilitating. So I wanted to answer the question today of when are periods not normal?
I thought it was only fitting going along with my previous blog post what is Crohn's and considering it was one of the most google searched medical questions of 2018 that today's blog post addressed the question what is endometriosis?
We've all been there many times, you wake up your whole body aches, your stomach is at a 7/10 on the pain scale, bathroom urgency, nausea and extreme fatigue. I'm at a stage where I have really good days and really bad days with not much in between. I try my absolute best to still function on my bad days but sometimes it's just not happening. After suffering for many years with endometriosis and now the addition of Crohn's I've got my own bad day routine which definitely helps to make the days better.
I've shared in other posts how I am a bit of a perfectionist with a need for control, this part of my personality has always made me a bit of an overachiever, a type A personality with a drive to do it all and do it to perfection. Having a chronic illness obviously puts a … Continue reading Managing a Busy Career with a Chronic Illness
This is quite a difficult post to write, I'm so happy to share symptoms, my health journey and how i've been feeling but admitting the following to myself has been challenging. I started exercising about 3 years ago regularly, started with plyometrics and worked my way to the weight section of the gym. I absolutely … Continue reading Exercising or Not Exercising – Managing my Own Expectations