Ok, so I needed to sit down and write this because I have had a shocking start to my day, which came to a head whilst picking up my prescription for my pain meds. A woman decided that she would get out of her car and shout at me for parking somewhere I shouldn't. What was… Continue reading All about… being in someone else’s shoes.
Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day. Until this year, I had no idea that such a day existed. It became relevant this year. Two weeks before the international day to help people with suicidal tendencies, my friend D decided to take his own life. It's not the first time that suicide has touched my life… Continue reading All about… being aware
When I started this blog, I was adamant that I would have a new post every week. I was so determined. And yet, after only four entries, I needed a hiatus. The truth is I constantly underestimate how much I am trying to do with such a limited amount of energy. I love the blog… Continue reading All about… time to breathe
I received this letter from the HMSA when I became a member. This was so incredibly helpful. Some of the terminology is now classed as out of date but the message is still valid. Use this to start a conversation with your family, friends or peers. I hope you find this as helpful as I… Continue reading All about… this useful letter.
Don't worry; you haven't stumbled on a post of me analysing 90s Radiohead lyrics (although, I could quite happily oblige). This post is all about how being Hypermobile is not the same as having Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS). People will often tell me that they're hypermobile too and I find myself asking if they have the… Continue reading All about… the bends.
It's spoons, Jim, but not as we know it. For those of you who do not have a chronic illness, especially one that involves fatigue, you may not have a clue why spoons are so important. But our spoons are more metaphorical and it all stems from The Spoon Theory created by Christine Miserandino. Christine suffers… Continue reading All about… spoons.
In January 2008, I got engaged (stay with me; it's relevant). Fast forward to the following year and I was the healthiest I had ever been and even completed the Moonwalk in London. It was brutal but I had just done my first marathon. I filled the rest of the summer with planning my wedding… Continue reading All about… me!