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 […]
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?
How to Support a Loved One Through Diagnosis I f you’ve been sent this blog by a loved one, the chances are you don’t really understand the diagnosis process and they want to help explain the complexities around diagnosis a bit better. If you’ve found this blog on your own then well done – you’ve […]
Finding Quality of Life in Chronic Illness L ife with a chronic illness can sometimes feel like work/sleep/clean – repeat indefinitely. It’s sometimes as if all the fun is sucked out of life because of fatigue and limited energy, but what if I told you doing things just because they make you happy is allowed […]
What is Radical Acceptance? R adical acceptance sounds like the kind of new-age bull you might want to steer clear of, along with juice cleanses and ‘think yourself better’, but it’s not what you think. Before we talk about what radical acceptance really is, we need to highlight what it definitely isn’t! Radical acceptance is […]
How to Create a Support System C aring for a chronically ill bod is tiring, not to mention expensive, but what if there was a better way? People living with chronic illnesses need access to so many things, in fact you need a team of therapists, physios, occupational therapists, nutritionists and so many more. However, […]
How I Outsourced My Life: Cleaning Edition C leaning is hard when you are chronically ill and has always been one of my biggest energy drains. Just one small task could land me in bed for a week and the worst thing was I would just be staring at all the mess as it piled […]
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 […]