• Mental Health

    Awareness months matter

    Today my best friend made me cry, she sent me a BBC news article about chronic pain and how sufferers are treated. It reminded me why raising awareness means so much to me and why awareness months matter. I felt seen, like someone, a random journalist, cared enough to interview people and to write an article. Then a big place like BBC news thought it mattered enough to post it up and make it a push notification on people’s phones. I doubt the journalists realised how much this means to people who suffer with no help and no light at the end of the tunnel. But I wish I could…

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    THE WELLNESS ROUTINE THAT RELIEVES PAIN AND IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

    Our daily activities leave many of us feeling extremely tired and exhausted and yearning for the best way to relax and unwind. Soaking in a hot tab has been recommended to achieve relaxation. Including soaking in the hot tab in the daily routine gives the body more than relaxation. The benefits of soaking in a hot tub include stress relieving, mitigating the pain caused by arthritis, helps in muscle relaxation, among many others. As more seek to tap into the benefits of soaking in a hot tap, the more hot tubs for sale are getting popular with each passing day. Regular exercising helps the body stay in shape, but sometimes we lack…

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    MS awareness week 2022

    MS awareness week 2022 runs from the 25th of April to the 1st of may and this year the theme is the uncertainty of Multiple Sclerosis. This disease has touched my life in many profound ways so let’s talk about it. Multiple sclerosis was a diagnosis that was given to me almost 20 years ago by a specialist because my symptoms fit. I had neurological problems, numbness, headaches, trouble walking and memory issues. I remember how upset we all were when in my 20s I was given this diagnosis and was started on a treatment that involved injecting myself every day. I saw the most amazing clinic regularly, had scans…

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    The process to get disability benefits

    I have spoken a few times about how the process to get disability benefits, mainly PIP has affected me. But today I want to talk about the steps so far and how they have really gone. Personal independence payment, otherwise known as PIP, is a disability payment supposedly set up to help you pay for things you need to be more independent. This is important as a disabled person and I have to say independence is hard to find, so anything to help that is very much appreciated. However, the way this process is set up it often feels as if they are on purpose trying to make it impossible…

  • Mental Health

    What I learned from my depression flare.

    I am starting to feel like a human again, so I thought I would look back on what I learned from my depression flare. Like a butterfly crawling out of its chrysalis, I am starting to feel refreshed, still battered, still bruised, but I am getting there. I am someone who tries to see the lesson in every day, and every experience good or bad. I have spoken a lot about mental health here on the blog, as well as on my YouTube channel, and being honest about how I am doing is really important to me. As I find ways that help me, I share them that is how…

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    As I watch my dog sleep

    As I watch my dog sleep, I feel a little helpless, and lost you see he has just got home from the vet. He has been sedated so he is very wobbly, and it has me thinking back on when I first got sick and how my parents must have felt. I am not a parent, I have not been blessed, but I have always had animals, as a child we always had cats and now I love dogs. I currently have two dogs, a shih tzu called Gizmo and a rescue mongrel called Dexter. Honestly, I love them so much and I couldn’t imagine life without furry creatures to…

  • Mental Health

    Brain Ramblings

    Brain ramblings, those times when you let your thoughts just spill out and usually do not share, but today I thought I would treat you all to one I had last night. I was in bed watching one of my favourite shows This Is Us, and my favourite character Nicky Pearson was the focus of one of the episodes. Suddenly my mood changed, and I felt sad, like the character I rarely leave the house because of my mental health. Yes, mobility is also an issue for me, but it is my anxiety disorder that mostly keeps me from going out and when I do I only do so with…

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    5 Ways To Help You Cope With Anxiety

    Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that affects people in many different ways. It is important to understand what anxiety is and how it manifests so that you can better cope with it and have a more fulfilling life. It can be difficult to cope with anxiety because it often feels like the worst thing in the world. Anxiety is more than just feeling nervous or stressed out. It makes you feel like there’s no way out and that everything is hopeless. These feelings are not true and they’ll go away if you have the right coping skills to help you control your anxiety. With the right resources such as…

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    Tinnitus awareness week 2022

    It is Tinnitus awareness week 2022 this week and the theme is the sound of science! We are going to talk about why and I will tell you my journey with this condition. I often share my journey with my chronic illnesses here on the blog, but I don’t think I have ever spoken about my Tinnitus. I have had whistles, and a ‘white noise’ sound for most of my life but have never seen anybody about it. Hearing problems do run in my family with my Great Grandfather, my Grandmother and my cousin being deaf and many of us in the family with hearing issues. However, whenever I have…

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    Let’s talk about naps with chronic fatigue

    I talk about chronic fatigue a lot, mainly because it is the illness that has affected my life and my ability to work the most. So, let’s talk about naps with chronic fatigue because it is something that people have mixed views on, and let’s be honest every day is different. I have been disabled for about 20years now, and in that time I have struggled the most with fatigue it is the symptom and illness that annoys me the most. It stops me leaving the house, stops me walking in nature, stops me getting jobs done I long to do and a million other things. Chronic fatigue is so…