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Why Use Compression Socks?

Why Use Compression Socks? G ot achy legs from standing all day? Or do you find yourself feeling dizzy when going from sitting to standing? Maybe you’re a runner who wants to train better or chronically ill and looking for a little bit of relief. Compression has a whole host of benefits so let’s look […]

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How to survive Christmas while being chronically ill

How to Survive Christmas While Chronically Ill C hristmas is coming! I don’t know about you, but that suddenly makes me feel very, very tired. I mean, don’t get me wrong, in theory I love Christmas, you get to eat good food, spend time with family and friends, snow, presents… what’s not to love?

Why do I resent the healthy people in my life?

Why do I resent the healthy people in my life?

Why Do I Resent The Healthy People In My Life? T ruth time, my rage towards those I call ‘free range humans’ sometimes engulfs me in a ball of fury. The whining when they get a cold or have gone for a run and ‘ache’ after really gets to me and sometimes I have to […]

walker makeover

Walker Makeover

Boring mobility aids should be a thing of the past! One of the first things I did when I got my walker was to pimp it but what I didn’t realise was what a difference it would make in the way people treated me. Instead of the awkward ‘what happened?’ they instead just complimented me […]

the handi book of love, lust and disability

The Handi Book of Love, Lust and Disability

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Ok so I have never really talked about sex on my page but it’s something I want to open up […]

Why is community so important when you are chronically ill?

Why Is Community So Important When You Are Chronically Ill?

When I was first diagnosed I only had one person in my life I could talk to about being chronically ill and at the time I avoided doing that because I felt I didn’t have the right to complain about my lot because they were so much worse.  It wasn’t till I became part of the […]

text reads 'I am not a drug seeker I am a person in pain'

I’m Not A Drug Seeker, I Am A Person In Pain

Above I mentioned how the change in narrative around pain medications is affecting our treatment and part of what has caused this change is the drug seeker narrative.  Unfortunately, it’s true that opiods at one point were over prescribed but this was to people who had no long term need for them. They are after […]

what is self diagnosis and why is it important?

What Is Self Diagnosis And Why Is It Important?

With the rise of the internet and the ability to google your symptoms many have been turning to self diagnosis but what really is it and why is important?  We’ve all heard about doctor google and how you probably shouldn’t just google symptoms as more often than not the internet will tell you that you […]

What is it like to get sick and never get better

What’s It Like To Become Sick And Never Get Better

COVID-19 has ripped through our lives and turned everything upside down but there’s something else going on that until now hadn’t been brought to the public’s attention, and that’s the idea that you can get sick and never get better.  You might have started to see it in the news or online, ‘post viral fatigue’ […]

we know it takes between 5-10 years to be diagnosed with a chronic illness but why does it take so long?

Why Does It Take So Long To Get Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness?

Research shows us that it takes between 5-10 years to get diagnosed with a chronic illness. Some stats for specific conditions are:  Ankylosing Spondylitis – Research shows that it takes 1/3 of patients up to 10 years to get a diagnosis.  Psoriatic Arthritis – For 30 percent of PsA patients, it took more than five […]