Chronic illness

My Chronic Illness Story

Read my story about being a young person with a chronic illness. Living with Neuromyelitis Optica - a rare autoimmune disease.

Chronic illness, Mental Health

Why Mandatory RSE Must Include Disabled Pupils

Why Mandatory RSE Must Include Disabled Students ThisSeptember relationship and sex education became mandatory for all pupils in primary and high school within the UK. When this news was released, and discussions of exclusivity and LGBTQIA+ communities were said to be included many people had something to say about this. The purpose of including tese… Continue reading Why Mandatory RSE Must Include Disabled Pupils

Chronic illness, Guest Blogs, Mental Health

The Importance Of Giving Hope To Chronic Pain Patients | Guest Post |

I am so honoured to share this wonderful guest post with you all on how important hope is in pain management. I have discovered this for myself so this is a very important topic to me. Ann-Marie D’Arcy-Sharpe writes for Pathways Pain Relief, a chronic pain relief app and blog. The app is created by… Continue reading The Importance Of Giving Hope To Chronic Pain Patients | Guest Post |

Chronic illness

Chronic Pain Is Unpredictable

My body is like the weather, you can predict it most of the time. You can plan. Take precautions. Change your plans. But some days there is a sudden downfall of rain causing a heaviness in my soul. Cold that makes me so sore I'm numb. A wind that makes my skin sting. Hail that… Continue reading Chronic Pain Is Unpredictable

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The Power Of Having A Voice

I’m so grateful for my ability to effortlessly share my opinions without prosecution. During my college interviews this week, I have been able to be honest about my mental health and my disability, because I know it does not serve me to bottle it up. By speaking up people know how to help me can… Continue reading The Power Of Having A Voice