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Finding my feet

Finding my feet

Finding my feet recently has not been easy, moving in with Mom to become a carer while dealing with my own chronic illnesses never would be! My mother before now has been living alone in my childhood home, and trying to cope with Multiple Sclerosis. It has only been since moving in that we have come to realise that she hadn’t been looking after herself. Rarely showering because she was afraid of falling, no exercise and a diet of mainly…

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Stress with a chronic illness

Stress with a chronic illness

Well the pandemic is still happening though governments are easing everything to make money again. We are in the middle of moving house just the contracts to sign and to sort out a completion date. And my dad’s dog who used to be mine died, so lets talk about dealing with stress with a chronic illness. I have to be honest and admit that I have been expecting a big flare, anyone with a chronic illness knows stress is a…

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Dealing with overwhelm

Dealing with overwhelm

The world is in the middle of a pandemic, and yet we are easing lockdown here in the UK, people are asking for radical social change and I am moving house! Right now I am very much dealing with overwhelm; That knot of anxiety in my stomach and knowing there is not enough time to get everything done! Moving house is always stressful, it always tops lists of the most stressful things you can do. Our house has very luckily…

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Unpredictable British weather causing pain

Unpredictable British weather causing pain

Oh yes it is that time of year again, and unpredictable British weather is causing pain! By now I should be used to it, I should be prepared and armed for all occurrences because here we never know what we are going to get! At the start of lockdown against Covid-19, it was hot everyone was moaning because they wanted to go outside and sunbathe and have fun. However, I had hayfever and the bright sun gave me migraines as…

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My illnesses awareness month

My illnesses awareness month

There are a lot of things I am not good at, including riding a bike, but the main one is remembering dates, birthdays etc. I really suck at it, still it was impossible to escape my notice this month that it is all my illnesses awareness month! Ok not ALL of my illnesses, but three of them the ones I think of as being my main three. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Fibromyalgia have all affected my life…

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Flares and Animal Crossing

Flares and Animal Crossing

Flares and Animal Crossing are things I never thought would go together, but over the last week they have really gone together for me! So a few weeks ago I treated myself to a Nintendo Switch and the game Animal Crossing (not sponsored I wish!) I love watching people playing Sims 4 and at the moment a lot of the players are having a go at the new Animal Crossing game. It looked so cute and was so relaxing to…

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Tips for insomnia

Tips for insomnia

You know right now so many of us are struggling, able bodied or with chronic illness we are all in the same situation. I have seen a lot of people talking about struggling right now so I thought I would share some tips for insomnia that work for me. I have had insomnia my whole life, I remember as a child being put to bed and then reading, or just laying there. When my parents came to bed I would…

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Calming Blankets Review + discount code

Calming Blankets Review + discount code

I was so lucky recently Calming Blankets got in touch with me to ask me to do a review of one of their weighted blankets. I have long wanted to be able to afford one, so I am so happy to be doing a Calming Blankets review! There has been a ton of research done into the benefits of using a weighted blanket. Personally I had long heard about how it was good for people on the autistic spectrum and…

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The migraines are back

The migraines are back

So for a while now I have not been struggling with my chronic migraines, but now the migraines are back! Its strange because I had a doctor I saw for them and I am on medication to take when I have them. But they have not been around so I have to get used to them again. I had two lots of botox into the base of my skull for them a couple of years ago and they really helped….

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Chronic Illness Rollercoaster

Chronic Illness Rollercoaster

Do you ever feel like you are on a chronic illness rollercoaster? Where you never know where you will be or how you will feel from one hour to the next? Now I am not talking about highs and lows that can come with some mental health diagnoses, I am talking about pain and fatigue. Recently I have been finding it hard to plan my days because I can wake up feeling good and plan out my rests and my…

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