The Chronic Illness Diaries: Flaring, Freezing, And Ruined Plans

I realised I haven’t written a ‘day in my life’ type post in quite a while so want to make it a much more frequent thing because living with multiple chronic illnesses means my days are never the same and I want to bring more awareness to it.  I went up north to visit family…

The Ultimate Medical App – Evergreen Life Review

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored As someone that is very attached to their phone, I have an app for most things; photo editing, banking, bill tracking etc. But I’d never found one for my health that was truly worthwhile. They either didn’t do enough, underperformed or crashed when I input my extensive medical history. When…

‘But Have You Tried…?’ 30 Cures for Chronic Illness (Not to Be Taken Seriously)

*Disclaimer: Don’t take these cures seriously Disabled/chronically ill/mentally ill people are constantly bombarded by unsolicited, unwanted advice on our health. We can be talking about absolutely anything, not mention our condition and someone will pipe up with a ‘but have you tried…?’ There will always be someone that has never heard of your condition miraculously…

Being Disabled Does NOT Make Me a Burden to My Partner

Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to my partner. Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to anyone. It doesn’t make any disabled or chronically ill person a burden at all. Ever. A few weeks ago BBC Ouch shared a podcast interview with some people with disabled partners. The discussion between the…

Decorating My Wheelchair with Festive Lights

Who’s feeling festive? This year more than the last few years (here’s why I find Christmas tough), I’m extremely excited; I can’t wait for Christmas. I’m more than in the mood to celebrate and be with family and friends. I want to beat my brother at all the games we play. I want to shower…

Me, My Disability, And How It Defines Me

This project on Identities got me thinking about how I identify and what my identity means to me. My identity is really important to me. But then again, isn’t everyone’s? I guess when I really analyse myself, when I get down to the nitty-gritty, there’s nothing unique or special about me and yet I am…

Spoonie Christmas Gift Guide

Welcome to my first Christmas Gift Guide, my loves. This one is especially for my chronically ill readers, or if you know someone who has a chronic illness and are unsure what to purchase for them. We’re not difficult, give us some pyjamas and we’ll be buzzing. 1. Soft Fleece Grey Snowflakes Lounge Pants |…

MRI Scan: The Day Of

I’ve been hella lucky to have two MRI scans (sense the sarcasm?) within six weeks of each other. I usually have at least one per year and have done since I was a teenager, yet they still bother me. I’m claustrophobic and they freak me out; so a few weeks ago I wrote a post…

6 Sex Tips for Chronic Pain Sufferers

After writing about sex and disability a few weeks ago, I decided I was going to continue the conversation. You can read my other post here. Now, I’m no expert (or should I say ‘sexpert’?) but I’ve lived with chronic pain for almost twenty years so thought I’d share some tips on having sex whilst…