The Reality of Marfan Syndrome – Guest Post by Shona

Meet Shona Hi, I’m Shona Louise and I’m from Hertfordshire in the UK. I live with a condition called Marfan Syndrome that has caused various secondary conditions and problems over the years. I’ve had spinal fusion surgery to correct Scoliosis and a total hip replacement, I also live with chronic pain across my body but [...]

The Reality of Cauda Equina Syndrome – Guest Post by Sean

*Content warning - this guest post briefly talks about self-harm, suicide ideation, a specific method of attempting suicide and assisted suicide. 'The Reality Of…' is a series with the aim to raise awareness of disabilities, illnesses, impairments, etc. Also, educating others about the barriers that disabled people and carers face. I hope this series helps [...]

My Chronic Companions

My Chronic Companions

As most of you already know, I’m passionate about raising awareness of various disabilities, illnesses, etc. Not just my own disabilities, but others too; creating a platform for others to share with us how their condition(s) affect them. This is actually an old post from around the time I started my blog, but with a [...]

The Reality of Psoriatic Arthritis – Guest Post by Shannon

The Reality of Psoriatic Arthritis – Guest Post by Shannon

Shannon's guest post is the 39th post in the segment on my blog, called “The Reality Of…” which gives others the ability to share their story and raise awareness of the disabilities, illnesses, impairments and invisible illnesses that they have. Meet Shannon! Hi there! My name is Shannon; I’m a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland. [...]

The Beginning of The End

This is the second part in sharing my personal experience of battling with ill health. Continuing on from The Beginning. Instantly, I felt sick to my stomach. So many questions were running in my head, “Is it a brain tumour? Am I dying? How long have I got left?” and many more. It was difficult [...]

The Beginning

This is the first part in sharing my personal experience of battling ill health. Shortly before Christmas, in 2016, I was unwell with a common cold and sickness. From thereafter, family members began to notice I was mis-hearing words and sentences. I went to see my GP who put my hearing, well lack of it, [...]

The Reality of Bipolar Affective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder & Generalised Anxiety Disorder – Guest Post by Nakitta

The Reality of Bipolar Affective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder & Generalised Anxiety Disorder – Guest Post by Nakitta

Nakitta's guest post is the 26th post in the segment on my blog, called “The Reality Of…” which gives others the ability to share their story and raise awareness of the disabilities, illnesses, impairments and invisible illnesses that they have. Meet Nakitta! Hi, I’m Nakitta. I’m from Harwich, Essex, England. My Story I have Bipolar [...]