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A wheelie big decision

For over a year I’ve been using mobility aid, sometimes just on outings other times indefinitely. I’ve learned that accepting help from mobility aid, is the best way I can remain independent … even on my worst days. I stopped driving back in February, and it’s the longest I’ve not been behind a wheel in…

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Saying goodbye to Meds (again)

Those who follow me will know I had to make a very difficult decision back in February this year. A decision that pressed a massive pause button on my life / plans; and that was to start taking a prescribed medication called Duloxetine. In February I was struggling to cope with a Fibromyalgia flare, a…

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Infertility awareness week

My mum tried to conceive me for five years, if we go back to the late 80s, she didn’t get a great deal of help and the help that was offered could have had grave consequences. My parents conceived me naturally and I joined my older brother to complete our little family. I always remember…

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Fibromyalgia Flare up

My life is a perpetuating cycle of pain, on a daily basis. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to adjust to, because no two days are ever the same. I exist with chronic pain, daily – and it means I’m short on energy, as my body constantly tries to combat the pain…

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Nearly a year since diagnosis

So, what’s changed during this past year? In short… Everything. I don’t think I’d ever really understood what a chronic illness was, or how it could impact your life. I, alike my doctors had always attributed everything to being stress related; and whilst undoubtedly the last 13 months have been stressful… It’s also the first…

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Living with Endometriosis

I think it’s very difficult to explain what Endometriosis is and how it impacts people as everyone is different. So this is completely my account. Before I had my diagnosis life was difficult, but without knowing there was anything wrong with me I always found a way to power through. For years the nausea and…

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