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
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
People love to give advice & impart their wisdom as soon as they know that you are pregnant. Even when you don’t ask for their advice, they give it anyway & the same goes for their opinion. It’s not just your family or friends hitting you with their fountain of knowledge but strangers also like […]Read More Things people say to you when you’re Pregnant with a Chronic Illness
I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day & it’s took me 7 years of celebrating it with my husband to finally enjoy it. I was reluctant to spend it in a overcrowded restaurant with the added pressure of eating dinner in under an hour, before the Waiter gently pushed you out the door for […]Read More A Valentine’s Night Like No Other
Having a mental health issue can make you feel lonely, isolated & worthless but Time To Talk encourages everyone to have those conversations about mental health & to open up about it. I think back to this time last year when I was stuck in a bad place physically & mentally. I was diagnosed with […]Read More Time To Talk
I’m delighted to share with you our fantastic news & our little bundle of joy is due in June. The past few months have been overwhelming yet they’ve flown in. I’m almost 22 weeks & recently had our 20 week scan which showed a healthy baby wriggling away & hiding from the camera. We were […]Read More We’re Having A Baby!