Birthday reflections

The last month or so has been a real toughie. No matter how much I rest I don’t seem to have any ‘good days’ at the moment. It was particularly frustrating on Saturday as it was my Birthday (I’m a Valentine’s … Continue reading

Hold onto hope

If you suffer from a chronic illness, I am sure you’re familiar with the question…’will I ever get better?‘ I have asked myself this question many times over the years I’ve been poorly. POTS has changed my life completely – … Continue reading

A look back at 2014 and hopes for 2015

2014 has been one of the toughest of my 25 years. I have been ill with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome since January and the journey to a diagnosis and acceptance was incredibly difficult. From January through to July – I … Continue reading

Being ill on top of being chronically ill

Monday afternoon/evening I started getting some new symptoms including widespread muscle aches, bone pain in my legs and hips, jaw pain, stomach upset, and chills/temperature. Having new symptoms on top of a chronic illness not only makes you feel even more … Continue reading

With gratitude, comes happiness

I was speaking to a friend the other day about gratitude. I was having a moment when I was appreciating how amazing it is to be able to see. I have many moments like this. My friend turned to me … Continue reading

Dysautonomia Awareness Month: A Guest Post From Natasha Lipman

I know Dysautonomia Awareness Month has drawn to a close but I have one more post for you in my series of posts to raise awareness (see my previous posts: Dysautonomia Awareness Month 2014 and Dysautonomia Awareness Month: a more detailed … Continue reading

Little things that help me through the bad days

If you live with a chronic illness, you’ll know that you have ‘good’/not quite as bad days and bad days. On the bad days there’s nothing that offers relief to the multitude of symptoms you suffer with but there are … Continue reading

Dysautonomia Awareness Month: a more detailed look POTS

This is my second post for Dysautonomia Awareness Month 2014. If you haven’t already, please see my first post which provides a description of Dysautonomia and offers an insight into what a typical day is like for a sufferer. In this … Continue reading

Dysautonomia Awareness Month 2014

October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month! I am going to do a series of blog posts this month to try and raise awareness of this illness and educate non sufferers. My first post is going to explain to you what Dysautonomia … Continue reading

Sometimes it’s just so frustrating

I want my blog to be a positive space but today I feel like opening up and revealing some of the realities of living with a chronic illness. Sometimes it can be so frustrating.  I’ve been ill with Postural Orthostatic … Continue reading