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Running out of spoons

I’d been sitting in the blue squishy armchair for what felt like an hour, though more likely it had only been fifteen minutes. There are only four of those armchairs, and they are coveted, being the only actual comfortable chairs in my pain management clinic’s waiting room. 2,280 more words

The Journey

Let’s Talk About… Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) when I was 16, and I found it very hard to deal with. IBS is a chronic condition which means that you have to go to the bathroom more often (or sometimes less often), and it’s often paired with bloating, wind, and abdominal pain. 685 more words

Managing Sleep Part 2

I’ve been trying some sleep tips to help me get back into a good sleeping pattern as I am barely functioning and need at least 8 hours to do my usual 4-5 hours a day, which just isn’t happening at the minute. 1,082 more words

Health And Disability

A letter to society

To the specialist who suggested I take out my mirena coil and try for a baby to see how my symptoms are after birth.
To a society who thinks it’s acceptable to expect every woman to want to have a baby. 1,496 more words

Size Does Matter 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve thought I was overweight. Literally, even as a child, I was aware that my tummy protruded just a little, that I had a round face, and that I didn’t have the same body as some of my friends. 1,648 more words

The Journey

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

What is Inapprt Sinus Tachycardia?

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST) Is a rarer heart condition, only 5% of Australia/ The world have it. It means that the place that holds the “protein” to tell the heart to pump a certain amount of beats is working overtime. 526 more words

Invisible Illnesses

Managing sleep Part 1

I’ve had trouble sleeping since I fist started to suffer from ME and it got worse along with my other symptoms when my conditions deteriorated over the last few years. 660 more words

Health And Disability