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 Cystic Fibrosis – Guest Post by Lucy

Meet Lucy I’m Lucy, I’m 27 and I’m from Newport in South Wales.  Cystic Fibrosis I have a genetic condition called Cystic Fibrosis and CFRD (Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes). But I also suffer with other little minor illnesses from having Cystic Fibrosis. The gene in my DNA which is affected by CF controls the movement [...]

The Reality of Kyphosis and Scoliosis – Guest Post by Jamie

Content warning – this post briefly mentions blood, and discusses some surgical procedures. '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 to break down misconceptions and stigma. Life doesn’t [...]

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 [...]

The Reality of Retinopathy of Prematurity & A Positive Experience in Education – Guest Post by Macy

*Links provided below are not commissioned, this means if you decide to purchase a book(s) via the link marked with * I will not receive any commission. 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 [...]

The Reality of Chronic Pain – Guest Post by Georgina

“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 to break down misconceptions and stigma. Life doesn't have to stop when you have a disability. Meet Georgina! Hello! I’m Georgina [...]

The Reality of Functional Neurological Disorder – Guest Post by Alison

The Reality of Functional Neurological Disorder – Guest Post by Alison

Alison's guest post is the 53rd post in the segment on my blog, called “The Reality Of…” which gives others a platform to share their story and raise awareness of the disabilities, illnesses, impairments and invisible illnesses that they have. Meet Alison Hi, I’m Alison Hayes, and I’m from Union Beach, New Jersey, USA. My [...]