At 22, I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. I should have been loving life & going out every weekend with friends but instead I spent most of my time at home resting. I made plans when I was well but often had to cancel them due to the high pain levels. I still hate that […]Read More What it’s like to be young & have Arthritis
Since having Caleb in May this year I’ve spent time thinking about who I am & what I want from life. I lost myself. There’s no denying that the first 6 weeks were the hardest. I was consumed by my experience of having an emergency C-Section & I was in pain while I recovered. It’s […]Read More Finding Me
Father’s Day brings a whole host of emotions as my Dad left when I was 12 years old. It had a big impact on my life & my Mum stepped up to the mark to play both roles. I hated Father’s Day for many years with the soppy cards about amazing Dad’s & I felt […]Read More Happy First Father’s Day
It’s been 3 weeks since Caleb was delivered by Emergency C Section & it’s been a hectic few weeks. I’m not sure what day of the week it is & days seem to fly by. The first week was difficult due to the pain & I found it hard to process what had happened. Mentally […]Read More Breaking My Silence
To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week I want to share my story of living with Depression & Anxiety. I’m rolling it back to early 2017, I was at my lowest & I felt this wave of anxiety & depression take over me. I had previously struggled with both but this time it […]Read More Mental Health Awareness Week 2018
I’ve previous shared my experience of living with Fibromyalgia covering topics such as Managing Fibromyalgia while Working , 5 Things That Help Me Manage Fibromyalgia & Managing Fibromyalgia during Pregnancy . In this post, I want to share what daily life is like with Fibromyalgia & the steps I take to manage life with chronic […]Read More Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2018
April was a quick month filled with Consultant, Midwife & Physio appointments alongside Feeding workshops, Baby First Aid & Antenatal classes. I’ve known for some time that Baby Kelly will be delivered sooner than his due date of the 2nd of June but it was confirmed at our recent Consultant appointment that he’ll be here […]Read More It’s Going To Be A May Baby!