When you get a chronic illness diagnosis things change, you have to go to the Dr's more, you have more frequent changes in how you feel, you maybe have to change your diet and you may need to take medications everyday. One unexpected positive that's come out of my diagnosis is that there are just certain things that I really don't give a f**k about anymore.
I wanted to write this not because I can actually give any advice on it right now but more as a way to firstly accept the issue I currently have and secondly to come back and read when I find myself doing it. I am addicted to being busy, and I don't mean socially as I'm a bit of a hermit but just always needing to be doing something productive. Even right now I'm sat down in front of the TV under a blanket and I can't help but get my laptop out and write a blog post.
I really do try to keep things positive and share how you can live a great and happy life even with a chronic illness. I have however found that over recent weeks I've been suffering physically and in my personal life and mentally it's getting to me. I've always been independent, stubborn and can push through almost anything that comes my way but at the moment it's proving difficult.
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?
Today I'm sharing 30 random facts about me, not health related really but I just thought listing some semi interesting points was much better than a long drawn out post about myself! If you have any health related questions please feel free to comment. I'm a lady in case you didn't know I am currently … Continue reading 30 Facts About Me..
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?
My first consultant appointment was initially scheduled for the 13th February but after tapering down to 30mg of steroids and getting some of the oh shit! (pun intended) symptoms back I promptly called the IBD nurse helpline at my hospital. They got me booked in for an appointment within a week which is really the … Continue reading 1st Outpatient Consultant Appointment Crohn’s Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
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.
Having a chronic illness is not fun, having 2 is just plain rubbish and more than that I don't know but if you do you have my good vibes coming your way. What is often overlooked in the treatments and symptoms is the effect they have on us on the outside and what we look … Continue reading Body Confidence Issues
I'll start this with a disclaimer, I have based the below on my current level of health which includes usually about 50% of the week good where I function as a semi normal human being and 50% of the week bad where I barely get up off the sofa and probably don't brush my hair. … Continue reading 10 Hobbies / Activities if you’ve got a Chronic Illness