It’s ok to be not ok

It’s a tough time of year for a lot of people behind all the celebrations and cheer. Family and financial pressures can be at their highest point of the year and if you are struggling with low mood, depression or anxiety the thought alone of all the social commitments, gatherings, work do’s and getting the…

Everyone sleeps except me

Okay, so I don’t know if this is going to become ‘a thing’ or not but my last post where I wrote a poem (for the first time in about 20 years!) became, within 24hrs, the most popular post I’ve written in the month-old life of this blog! Considering it is still very early days…

Chronic fatigue and still no answers – how do you manage?

So today is the eve of my second attempt of returning to work – however, I still have no concrete answers as to what caused my multiple infections or what is behind this fatigue, the like of which I have never experienced before. Some of the topics discussed in this post follow on from a…

How do you deal with being off work due to poor health?

At what should be a time for rest and recovery, do you put more pressure on yourself than your employer? Living with a chronic illness, you would have at some point needed some time off work. Whether that be due to treatment, a flare, hospitalisation or simply to rest. Perhaps it is just me and…

How do you manage chronic pain or a flare?

More often than not, pain is part of everyday life when living with an auto immune disorder. Your body is essentially attacking itself and on some days you better belive it’s going to remind you of that. I am currently going through one of those spells and in the spirit of what I set this…