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!!

Catheter update and a few crafty want to do’s for this year!!

OK so I know the title probably isn't the biggest draw, and it's rather long!!  As you know,  from my new years posts, I don't make resolutions or set goals so that couldn't be the  title!! I thought however that as I've got a number of crafts I'd like to either master, try or continue … Continue reading Catheter update and a few crafty want to do’s for this year!!

New year’s eve

I've never enjoyed new years celebrations, it's all about looking back and reminiscing about what's happened in the year and looking forward to the next and all that will bring. Unfortunately for me it's always been a long list of things to remind me of all that I don't have and a look forward to … Continue reading New year’s eve

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!!

Brain Fog strikes again!!

I've had a long week again. 2 hospital appointments and getting ready for my mum to go away (my sister and my niece will be staying with me to help me), and so I've been struggling again in more ways than one. The problem has been my brain fog again which has been awful. I've … Continue reading Brain Fog strikes again!!


This last week I have been finding very hard to cope with. It's partly been the 3 different appointments I've had, it's partly been the weather but what has totally floored me has been the cold my gorgeous niece shared with me!! You'd have thought that with all the conditions I have and the fact … Continue reading Floored!!

Little visitor and looking after mum!!!

Yesterday we had a visit, a very small very fluffy little baby bird. It took us a while to work out what it was and if it was ok. Thankfully it was hopping around and eating and drinking all afternoon, but it took us a while to decide what bird it was because to start … Continue reading Little visitor and looking after mum!!!

Doctors second appointment 

Schools back but for me it's now a long road back to normality after the holiday!! I haven't really been able to (or ever been any good at) pacing, so my body is definitely rebelling. I'm aching all over with the exhaustion and my brain fog is so bad I'm not actually sure how I'm … Continue reading Doctors second appointment