The many faces of chronic illness!

A friend of mine noted on her Facebook page today that two friends had asked her about how she was feeling. She gave two different answers because of their relationship to her and the conditions they had. To one friend she had replied that she was "fine" and to another who shared her condition she … Continue reading The many faces of chronic illness!

Brain Fog and erm…

I open my book and stare at the pages, I can't remember what I'm supposed to do, how do I read? What are these things on the pages?...............This is Brain Fog. I start a sentence, a few words in and my mind goes blank, what am I doing? What am I saying? Where was I … Continue reading Brain Fog and erm…

Yet more appointments and the funny places your mind goes in the middle of the night!!

This past week or so, has again had a number of appointments in it and yet again has been stressful. Dad is still off (as it's now half term), and still can't hear and the reason I was feeling ill was I had yet another chest infection. Since being diagnosed with asthma more years ago … Continue reading Yet more appointments and the funny places your mind goes in the middle of the night!!

My insomnia and sleep kit!!

As my post on my emergency kit was so popular I thought I'd share with you another "kit" of sorts - my insomnia and sleep kit.  I've suffered with insomnia now for many years. I started with one or two nights a month, then it became a week. That then crept up until it was … Continue reading My insomnia and sleep kit!!

The unspeakable problem!!

I know it's not something that most people talk about and there is a reason for that but today I want to talk incontinence. It's not talked about because it is embarrassing, it's not interesting and it's not something that you want most people to know about.  It's not something that you can just chat … Continue reading The unspeakable problem!!

Surveys surveys surveys!!

When I became disabled I was training for a teaching degree, which after postponements and an awful lot of trials and tribulations I achieved. ¬†However since that time my health has become steadily worse and so I've been unable to work. ¬†Life on benefits is far from what the media can make it out to … Continue reading Surveys surveys surveys!!

My first ever disabled dream.

So the other night I had my first ever (or that I can remember) disabled dream.  I think that having been able bodied before and having not used a wheelchair for a lot of my life I have always dreamt that I was still able to walk about.  My dreams seemed to be an escape … Continue reading My first ever disabled dream.

Naps are important!!

I have again had real problems with trying to think about what to write.  I have been aware that while I really wanted to connect to people about my disability and issues that I and other disabled people have, I also wanted to review products and share useful things that I have and use to … Continue reading Naps are important!!

Why making fun of me, for falling asleep, hurts so much….

You might think it's funny when I fall asleep at 5pm or throughout the day, you think it's hilarious that I can't stay awake through a t.v. programme or a film but let me explain why that happens. Let me explain why it hurts when you think it's so funny that I am always tired. … Continue reading Why making fun of me, for falling asleep, hurts so much….