Managing Difficult Emotions + Showing Empathy

Showing empathy. At the moment I’ll be honest – I go between phases of happily showing empathy towards others (because most times I can relate) and feeling anger and apathy towards healthy people who complain about ‘first world problems’. And by that I mean – yes, their problems and struggles are still valid – but…

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s talk about sex.  DISCLAIMER: this is not vulgar or erotic, it is about how this disease effects aspects of life that should be enjoyed aka intercourse. If you are my father, grandfather, brother or someone who does not want to know about how sore my lady parts are after intercourse, please STOP reading and…

SELF LOVE + Quotes From Fellow Sufferers & Bloggers

Battling a chronic illness can suck big time. That’s why it is so important to find a way to pull yourself out of that spoonie slump. What do you do to make yourself feel better? How do you show self love & self care? I’ve found a few different ways to make myself feel more…

FYI: I don’t ever get my period.

It’s 10pm at night and I’m back in the shower. Curled over, with the water aimed on my lower back. So boiling hot it’ll probably leave a mark but I don’t care. The hot, drumming sensation is the only thing that’s distracting me from pain.  This scenario isn’t unfamiliar to me. There’s been countless occasions…

Wearing Clothes Hurts – How to Dress for Chronic Pain & Endo Belly + Photos

Surprisingly, one of the hardest parts of suffering from a chronic illness is dressing up & wearing beautiful clothes. When you feel sick, tired, swollen, bloated and sore all the time, it can be really hard to feel comfortable in general – let alone feeling comfortable in ‘fashionable’ clothing. Most people who don’t suffer from…

An open letter…

There are so many people who all play a different role in my life, and most of them do know about my health struggles. There have been so many ups and downs. And there are so many things I don’t know how to say aloud. So this is an open letter to my friends, my…

From Highlight Reel to Reality

I’m scared. I can’t breathe properly or think straight. I’m in burning agony. Every organ inside my body is trying to rip itself out. Everything hurts. And so I’m praying that this is just a nightmare and I’ll wake up soon. Soon it will all be over – the sleepless nights, the pain, the paranoia,…