My Thoughts On The Outside Clinic – At Home Eye Tests Suitable For The Disabled

Today I want to share with you my experience of The Outside Clinic (a home-visiting optician service) because I think it’s a great option for the chronically ill. I’ve been putting off having my eyes tested for some time now because … Continue reading

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

Review: Viridian L-Theanine & Lemon Balm Supplement

When I received an email asking me to review Viridian L-Theanine & Lemon Balm for the Nutrition Centre, I hadn’t heard of it before so I quickly looked it up on their website. Viridian L-Theanine & Lemon Balm is a supplement … 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

Beach Therapy

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau.

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I’m back in Cornwall, woohoo! Only for two weeks but it’s so nice to be home! For those of you who don’t know, I live in Cornwall with my boyfriend but I had to move back in with my family in Gloucestershire earlier this year temporarily as all of my medical care is there. On Friday we made it to the beach which was my aim for the trip down here. It was a little tricky as you can’t push a wheelchair across the sand, so I had to get out and walk (slowly hobble) to the waters edge. I only lasted a few minutes stood right by the sea but those moments were so lovely. We then had a lovely lunch at the beach cafe which overlooks the ocean. The beach is one of the things I miss the most about Cornwall. I love the smell of the salty water, the wind on my face, the gentle roar of the waves – they make me feel so calm and peaceful. Going to the beach is a kind of therapy for me, a chance to stop for a moment and appreciate what I have, to forget my worries and anxieties and be in the present moment.

“The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears, or the sea.” Karen von Blixen-Finecke.  

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