Thousands of disabled women are being denied access to life-saving smear tests

We all know the importance of having regular smear tests. As women, we have it drummed into us how vital they are, and a recent campaign was launched following a severe decline in the number of women having this potentially life-saving test. It appears a lot of women are avoiding smear tests out of embarrassment. Read the full article…

The Personal Hygiene Challenges I Face Living with ME/CFS

One of the reasons I started my blog was to try to raise awareness about invisible illnesses. My aim is to show the day-to-day realities of living with a chronic illness like ME/CFS, and the obstacles we face. Even the simplest of tasks are exhausting and can take a lot of planning. We have to Read the full article…

New Year, Same Me; Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t believe setting goals for yourself is constructive – setting realistic, achievable goals can be great motivation and lead to a sense of accomplishment. But setting unrealistic resolutions at a time of year when the majority of us struggle more with ill-health, both mentally and physically, Read the full article…

My Top 5 Products to Combat the Cold and Reduce Pain

The winter can be a miserable time for those living with chronic ill-health. The cold, damp weather can bring a sudden increase in symptoms, most notably pain. I personally struggle with regulating my body temperature, which means I overheat in the summer, but I find it impossible to get warm in the winter. Added to Read the full article…