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, 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


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

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Missing Amid My Mind | What dissociation feels like

  The majority of my days are spent gone. Gone from this world. Gone from myself. I’d like to say I’m just on autopilot but for the most part I’m gone. It’s a strange feeling to enter into dissociation. It’s like you’ve time traveled to an era you’ve already lived through once, but you do not… Continue reading Missing Amid My Mind | What dissociation feels like

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Relying On Myself

  Yesterday I entered my new home for the next 3 months during self isolation, a large open farmhouse style apartment with dark wooden beams lining the ceiling and open sky lights bringing the outside inside.  It is my cozy sanctuary.  The corner sofa has a mountain of pillows to drown in and a  soft but… Continue reading Relying On Myself