Chronically Lovely Letters

Calling all chronic illness/disability/life-ass-kicking warriors - I need your help! If you know me personally, you'll know I love writing, as well as trying to spread a little bit of positivity; especially when people are dealing with some tough-life-rubbish. I have been wanting to do something with the little leisure time I have (damn fatigue induced…

Inequality EVERYWHERE

I've been wanting to write another blog post recently, but I have been really busy - mostly sleeping, but also organising a little event to try and raise money for CCUK. However, it's half 11 on a Thursday night and I'm feeling too annoyed to sleep, so I decided that my blog had to be…

The A-Z of IBD

I know I keep banging on about raising awareness of inflammatory bowel disease, but as much as I keep banging on about it, I wonder how many people actually realise the extent of things associated with IBD. There are numerous symptoms aside from stomach pain; and numerous procedures, drugs, and side effects that many people…

The Reality of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The general awareness of inflammatory bowel disease is definitely on the increase. I have heard from people who have had the illness for many decades that the awareness has improved significantly; but if you ask me or many others suffering with the illness, it's still not good enough. If people mention asthma, diabetes or arthritis,…

Counting Your Friends on One Hand…

I have heard many times how losing friends and being able to 'count your friends on one hand' is all part of growing up. It is common knowledge that people will come in and out of our lives, but those people seem to move a hell of a lot quicker when you're going through something…