• My First Blog Post

    July 30, 2019 by

    I don’t remember what it feels like to sleep and wake up refreshed; ready for the day. I don’t remember how it feels to walk without pain and aching in every muscle. I wish I could remember what it felt like being well. Now I wake up every morning and feel exhausted; like the 9… Read more

  • Panic Attacks Make Me Feel Weak.

    September 16, 2020 by

    There’s nothing like a panic attack to make the rest of your day feel terrible. I have social anxiety and the reality is; one single person can lead to me having a panic attack. I’m not just an introvert who likes to dwell in my own company; I have a mental illness that makes me… Read more

  • The guilt of cancelling plans.

    September 7, 2020 by

    One of the things I find most difficult about living with a chronic illness is cancelling social engagements. Before chronic illness I was a very reliable person when it came to making plans and sticking to them. Chronic illness has made me this unreliable person who might cancel plans an hour before or rearrange plans… Read more

  • Mask exemption = prove you illness!

    August 26, 2020 by

    It’s a very confusing and worrying time right now and for those of us who suffer with anxiety; it’s terrifying. One of the latest things to affect my anxiety is the use of masks in public. I think wearing a mask is a simple selfless act, it protects others and minimises the spread of illness.… Read more

  • It’s been a while…

    August 25, 2020 by

    Well, it’s been a while since I last posted anything. I wish I could say it was due to leading an exciting and active life but unfortunately the opposite is true. My M.E has taken charge of my life once again and I’ve been in a state of exhaustion and pain for months. As if… Read more

  • When did people become so judgemental?

    September 12, 2019 by

    Is it me or have people become more judgemental about illness and disability? When I was young, I was always taught that people are all different and some have disabilities or illness, but to treat those people with the same respect. It seems there has been a lot of headway made in making invisible illnesses… Read more

  • My anxiety makes me a bi*ch

    September 6, 2019 by

    Very often, I’m encouraged and pushed to go out to social places by my family and friends. These social places trigger my anxiety and as a result, I become an irritable, snappy, moody individual who takes it out on her family/friends. Going shopping is something most women love to do but I hate it, I’m… Read more

  • Thanks for the suggestion but I’m ignoring you…

    August 30, 2019 by

    Living with depression and anxiety for 8 years I’ve dealt with advice and suggestions from people who think they know better. You know the type I mean; “You need to get out more” “You just need to snap out of it and decide to be happy” “Try and see the positives instead of the negatives”… Read more

  • My anxiety “quirks”.

    August 27, 2019 by

    I thought it would be fun, or rather enlightening to list all the things that trigger my anxiety; or that my anxiety grips onto. My Mum calls them my “quirks” as if it’s what makes me unique and I like to think of it like that, rather than things my brain can’t cope with. So… Read more

  • Anxiety makes me a social idiot.

    August 22, 2019 by

    One of the worst things with social anxiety is the unexpected and unfortunately I cannot control that. So when a police officer turns up at my door while I’m chilling in my pyjamas, I panic big time and go on to make an idiot of myself. I don’t typically have a problem with authority but… Read more

  • Pain, pain, pain.

    August 19, 2019 by

    This weekend was my worst for pain in a while. It always seems to hit when I really don’t want it to. I had a family day planned on Saturday and it’s an hours drive there and an hour back. Sitting in a car for that long makes me achy at the best of times… Read more

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