I wanted to write about the impact of the Covid 19 lockdown on me personally, because it would seem from friends points of view or from reading various social media comments that people might think it hasn't made much of a difference to those that would normally be housebound alot anyway. At least from my … Continue reading Covid 19: Lockdown And Chronic Illness
I thought this would be a good topic to write about because when I was first suffering with symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome I did what most other desperate people in pain do, I googled it. Since the first symptom I noticed was severe lower back pain that's what I focused on. Lots of conditions came … Continue reading Guillain-Barre Syndrome – The warning signs.
When I was initially diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome I was in excruciating pain and being given doses of Morphine throughout the day and night in an attempt to make the pain bearable. I also couldn't walk on my own and had lost normal use of my arms and facial muscles. Although I was extremely happy … Continue reading My go to products for life after Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
Living with a mental illness such as depression is really tough. It can be very lonely at times. Friends don't keep in touch as often because I'm not out socialising. There's days when my only contact with another human being has been via text message. Days can seem very tedious, especially because I also suffer … Continue reading 10 reasons why owning a pet can help with depression.
When I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome back in 2016 I'd never even heard of it. I asked the doctor to provide me with some information I could read and I was promptly provided with a print out from the internet about the condition. Paralysis, difficulty breathing, loss of bladder function, severe pain, possible death....it … Continue reading 10 things I wish I knew about life after Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
Since my Guillain-Barre Syndrome diagnosis, one of the the things I've noticed is that people often don't consider me to be 'sick' or disabled if visually there is nothing wrong with me. Huge assumptions are made based on how I look. I don't have a wheelchair or walking aid so it's assumed I don't have … Continue reading Spoon Theory Explained.
Maintaining relationships while you're dealing with any illness both physical or mental is really difficult. When I was physically ill and couldn't walk, it took away alot of the choices I once had. I was suddenly dependent on others to come and visit me. I had no control over where or when I could see … Continue reading Relationships are hard when you’re depressed.
It really is true when they say you don't know what you've got until it's gone. The everyday things that I used to take for granted, like waking up in the mornings feeling ready for the day, answering my phone when it rings, being able to decide what to have to eat, what to watch … Continue reading Before the rain.