We all do it, up to eight times a day – many of us more, and yet it is still taboo to talk about our need to go to the toilet. It is a problem that we are all facing – there are not enough public toilets. However, it is a problem that the elderly,… Continue reading Everybody Needs to ‘Go’: Why We Need More Accessible Public Toilets
We all have that one friend who is seen as a ‘flake’ - the one who agrees to plans, and then cancels on you, usually last minute, via text with some excuse that seems completely invalid. As a sufferer of a chronic illness and anxiety, I am very often that friend. The more invitations that… Continue reading Please Don’t Stop Inviting Your Friend with Anxiety
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… Continue reading Chronically Lovely Letters
Because of numerous groups that I follow on social media, and the crohnie friends that I have made along the way, I often see a lot of shared articles talking about chronic illness. Some of them I wholly relate to, and others not so much. It is important to remember that everybody experiences chronic illness… Continue reading To Those of You Who Have Just Been Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness…
Everybody had so many different reasons why IBD had been positive for them, and I wanted to highlight some of these in a blog post - to show that having a chronic illness might change your life. But change isn't always bad.
It's been a while since I wrote a blog post and forced my opinions on the world. Since graduating (yes, I did it!), I've been bumbling along in the so-called adult world; and have found it difficult to find time to write between working and napping! I'm in a job which I am currently loving,… Continue reading World Mental Health Day: What Does Mental Illness Look Like?
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… Continue reading Inequality EVERYWHERE
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… Continue reading The A-Z of IBD
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,… Continue reading The Reality of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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… Continue reading Counting Your Friends on One Hand…