Behind the Illness

Behind the Illness

Behind the Illness Heather from Dinosaurs Donkeys and MS included me as one of the bloggers that she reads in her ‘ Behind the Illness’ post. I think it is a great idea to share something more about who I am. My blog concentrates on the impact of my illness on Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – Holiday

Back from holiday

Yesterday I returned from a 10 day holiday in Poland.

Holidays can be difficult if you have a chronic illness. They need a little more planning, and recovery time during, and after, the trip. Since my last holiday, my walking has become much slower. Before going on this trip I was anxious about a few things. They were, first my mobility. Would I be able to walk around the cities that we were visiting? The second issue was fatigue. I am constantly tired, and activity makes this worse, so I was apprehensive about the effect that it would have on what I could do. The third issue was accessibility, of services and of toilet facilities.

Gdansk at Night
Gdańsk at Night

I have learned to prepare better for a trip than I did when I was much healthier. When I was abler I would wing it. Taking a chance on things, and rolling with the consequences. I enjoy the surprises that this brings, and sometimes the stories are worth the discomfort. This holiday I was not taking too many chances. So what did I do to avoid unpleasant experiences?

Airports

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Living with Chronic Illness – Back to Work

Back to Work

Back to Work So tired. Getting up in the morning is a struggle. Since returning to work on the 6th I have had to do 2 days work. My work usually takes 6 hours in the day, with an extra 2 hours of commuting. I have to do 8 surveys Continue Reading

6 habits to help you live with chronic illness that I learned in 2017

6 habits learned in 2017

6 Habits to help you live with chronic illness At this time of year, people are looking at the year ahead and making resolutions about the changes that they want to make. In my experience, this idea of change in the new year doesn’t always work. 2017 was a very mixed Continue Reading

DizzyCast Episode 2

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Dizzycast DizzyCast on SoundCloud Episode 2 of Dizzycast is here! 🙂 A Diagnostic Dizzy. In this months episode we have a chat with Christian Rolfe about his journey from RRMS to SPMS, and a recent trial that he has been on for this. Then for Dizzy Discussion we are joined Continue Reading

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year If you follow me on Twitter (@A30MinuteLife) you will know that I have had difficulty in writing this New Year post. 4 days ago I sat down at my laptop thinking that I would write something about 2017, its ups and downs. As those of you with Continue Reading

Christmas and chronic illness

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming Christmas, or any holiday time, is usually a cause of stress for people with chronic illnesses. One thing that we need in life is big changes from our usual routine. This stability creates a balance in our illness. Any deviation in this can lead to unpleasant consequences. Continue Reading

Liebster Award for ‘A 30 Minute Life’ and my nominations

Liebster Award

Liebster Award  Thank you, Jen, from Tripping Through Treacle for your nomination for a Liebster Award. As I have been blogging for such a short amount of time (4.5 months) I still feel like a complete novice, and for someone who I respect to nominate me for this, I am Continue Reading

Finding ‘Purpose’ when you have a Chronic Illness

Purpose

Purpose When you have a chronic illness you can struggle to find a purpose in life. A reason to get up in the morning. If you are well you probably have a job that you go to 5 days a week. This gives you a focus in life. Not everyone Continue Reading

Why I always listen

Why you should listen

Why listen? The hardest thing to do when you are suffering is to “Listen”. Your body is sore, uncomfortable. You are tired, fatigued. Stress and anxiety are your constant bedfellows, and depression looms in the near distance. With your mind and body shouting at you constantly, this noise can stop Continue Reading