FAQ – The Flu Jab

It is that time of year again - people are getting invited to have their yearly flu jab.  But, understandably, many do not take up the offer.  Why not?  Well I have found that much of this is down to miscommunication and information that is not correct being handed out and then shared. I haven't … Continue reading FAQ – The Flu Jab

November – The Happiness Challenge

So, October has been and gone and November is upon us already!  It's beginning to look a lot like....Chr....nearly! October Challenge So last month's challenge was #blogtober - posting a blog post every day during the month of October and I failed dramatically!  Unfortunately I was still recovering from being unwell which had taken it's … Continue reading November – The Happiness Challenge

#tubieweek – The Spoonie Mummy Reviews – INGA Wellbeing

Good morning and welcome to another #tubieweek post.  Today I want to introduce you all to INGA Wellbeing. The Problem With What To Wear In Hospital Anybody who has spent time in hospital will know the daily nightmare that is trying to be comfortable in what you are wearing.  Finding something that keeps you at … Continue reading #tubieweek – The Spoonie Mummy Reviews – INGA Wellbeing

The Spoonie Mummy Reviews – Ecovacs Deebot Osmo 610

Following my post, Handy Hacks For People With Arthritis, I was contacted by the lovely people over at Ecovacs.  They make and sell robotic hoovers and wanted to ask if I would like to test one out - of course I said yes! Another Handy Hack Ecovacs had seen my post and felt that their … Continue reading The Spoonie Mummy Reviews – Ecovacs Deebot Osmo 610

An Open Letter To Those Opposed To Legalising CBD Oil In Medicine

To anyone against the legalisation of CBD oil for medicinal purposes, My name is Natalie and I am 32 years old.  I have suffered from chronic illnesses all my life.  I was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of fifteen months, so have never known life without it.  I was then diagnosed with … Continue reading An Open Letter To Those Opposed To Legalising CBD Oil In Medicine

Top Ten Favourite IBD & Ostomy Support Groups

As this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this Saturday marks World IBD Day I thought I would do a post combining the two.  When diagnosed with a chronic illness like IBD, mental health problems often come hand in hand.  Being told you have an illness that will never go away, spending lots of … Continue reading Top Ten Favourite IBD & Ostomy Support Groups

BlogMas Day Fifteen – The Things You Can’t Say To Your Chronically Ill Partner

I wrote this post before Ste went into hospital, over a month ago, and had it sitting here for all this time. I  feel like now is the time to share it. As anyone following my blog will know, Ste was admitted to hospital after we visited his amazing gastro doctor as he was rapidly … Continue reading BlogMas Day Fifteen – The Things You Can’t Say To Your Chronically Ill Partner

BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge

WHAT ILLNESSES DO YOU SUFFER WITH? I have rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, an ileostomy, ostopenia, high blood pressure and iritis WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST 'CURE' SOMEONE HAS EVER OFFERED YOU? Well according to one GP I saw (yes a doctor), I shouldn't need a bone scan because I am too young to suffer from these issues! … Continue reading BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge

BlogMas Day 2 – 12 Days Of Christmas Chronic Illness Style

On the 12th day of Christmas, chronic illness gave to me 12 breakfast tablets, 11 early nights, 10 pred rages, 9 fill your faces, 8 doctor visits, 7 bouts of brain fog, 6 non-alcoholic cocktails, 5 swollen joints, 4 heat pads, 3 bag leaks, 2 stool samples, and a blockage cuz I ate nuts!

What Is Body Confidence?

I was in a relationship for years with a man who I believe may have narcissistic tendancies. A man who emotionally abused me. First, came the love bombing. The constant adoration, the you are so amazing and look, so am I taking you on expensive holidays and dates (which to be honest, are not really … Continue reading What Is Body Confidence?