Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is one of my chronic illness symptoms. Over the last few years it has become progressively more difficult to live with and I have tried many types of glasses to combat the pain. Driving has its difficulties, especially at night, as the newer cars all have Continue Reading
In this post I share my thoughts about the medical and care systems that people with chronic illnesses must use. Is there an alternative?
For the last year and a half I have been writing a post every week. This routine has been part of my therapy and it has caused me to think deeper about how I think about my life. Delving into the dark corners of who I am has unearthed the Continue Reading
CDB oil is the most recent wonder drug for helping with MS. Hemp and marijuana are both sources of CBD (cannabidiol). When it is extracted from hemp, it has no THC (this is a chemical responsible for giving the high and is in marijuana). You can learn more here. As Continue Reading
When you have a chronic illness, it often interferes with your plans. It was my intention to write a few posts last week when I was in hospital. Unfortunately, I could write nothing as the treatment and the hospital caused my pain to increase to a level that writing was Continue Reading
Week ending October 28, 2018 It was a quiet week and I mainly concentrated on maintaining my health routine. Physiotherapy is continuing, and the FES device is helping. Diet Another great week for food. I have found that the best way to eat vegetables is roasting them. I cut them Continue Reading
Week Ending 21 October 2018 This week I concentrated all my effort over 3 days. This creates trouble because I only have a few spoons to use in a day and if I steal one from the next day, I causes problems. I had three trips into Galway. On Tuesday Continue Reading
Finding the motivation to get out of bed when you have a chronic illness & pain is difficult. This is my reason.
I am stronger than this illness.
I have the courage to face the pain.
I have the will to overcome despair.
Week ending 7 October 2018 What a week!! Full of ups, and downs. But that is the reality of life. If you take part, then things will happen. Some of them good, and others bad. At the end you look back and think; “How did I survive it?” On Friday Continue Reading
Living with a disability, any disability can be an extremely lonely and isolating experience. Everyone around you desperately wants to understand. Everyone around you wants you to know that they’re there for you. But nobody truly knows what it’s like. How could they? They don’t know what it feels like Continue Reading