Monday, 29 February 2016

Why Having a Chronic Illness Sucks

Today is Rare Disease Day and I thought I'd share some things I hate about having a chronic illness. I've suffered with chronic pain for sixteen years, and here's a few things that are shitty about it.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Best Friend Because

I'm dedicating this post to my best friend, my soul mate, the male equivalent of me, my darling John. We've been friends since secondary school, it's been about sixteen years, which makes me feel old, but I'm so glad we were sat next to each other all those years ago in English class. Nice one, Mrs Downes.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A Day In The Life: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

This week it's Hypermobility Syndromes Awareness Week #HMSAware and obviously it's really important to me as I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3. What many people don't realise is that the HMSA (a bloody amazing charity) take all hypermobility syndromes into account, not just EDS, and it's vital that the other hypermobility syndromes get enough attention and publicity as EDS does. That's why yesterday Shona guest posted on my blog and told you all about Marfan Syndrome. Other hypermobility syndromes include, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, osteogenesis imperfecta and Stickler Syndrome.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Open Letter to Train Passengers

I don't use public transport that often. I have a car and I don't mind driving but if I have to do a lot of driving in one day, I'm absolutely screwed, I have a flare-up that can last days, if not weeks and then I'm an irritable bitch. Unfortunately, Ian can't drive so I don't have the luxury of being a passenger in my own car, just yet.

I have a Disabled Adults Railcard and thought travelling by train would be less stress, less tiresome and more, was I wrong.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Personal: To the Sperm Donor

Weren't we adorable?

I share pretty much everything on my blog, it's my space, I write what I want, and I'm lucky enough to have a readership that appreciate my honesty. But this one is a little different; I won't be regaling ridiculous things I've said due to brain fog, or telling you about how much I love a particular beauty brand...this is a truth that both my younger brother and I are feeling, have felt, are pissed off about, and I need to get it off my chest. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Dating Websites/Apps for the Disabled

Last week I entered into a Twitter debate regarding dating apps/websites specifically designed for disabled people. I'm not one to hold back with my opinion (as you well know), and since I found a number of issues with the websites/apps, I thought I'd share why I find it all so problematic.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Yankee Candle Haul

In Nottingham a few weeks ago, I took full advantage of the Yankee Candle store, as you can tell. I always buy the sample sizes before purchasing a large jar so I can test out how they burn and whether I like the scent; I then head straight over eBay and buy the large jars as they're quite a bit cheaper.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Life Update #2 We have a House

Hey, guess what?