Category: Illness

Vitassium

Do you live with POTS but struggle to get enough salt in your diet? I adore salty snacks & adding lots of salt to my food but I know many people who can think of nothing worse. If, like me, you have POTS or… Continue Reading “Vitassium”

Spoonie Holiday Gift Guide

On a normal year I would normally not even have started my holiday shopping yet and I would be a complete Scrooge to anyone I came across playing holiday music or who had put their Christmas tree up already. Maybe it’s because I have… Continue Reading “Spoonie Holiday Gift Guide”

World Mental Health Day

Something people may not know about me is that I’ve struggled with my mental health for a long time. I’ve been living with anxiety much longer than I’ve been living with the symptoms of my physical conditions; so why do I find it so… Continue Reading “World Mental Health Day”

September

This is my first September as an adult. ‘Why do you say that Jenni? Aren’t you almost 25?’ That fact is true, so I have supposedly been an adult for 7 years. And although I thought I was ‘all grown up’ at 14 I… Continue Reading “September”

My POTS Survival Kit: Dysautonomia Awareness Month

After my successful EDS Survival Kit post some time ago I’ve been meaning to write one for POTS and just never got around to it! Dysautonomia awareness month seemed like the perfect time. A lot of these tips relate to keeping cool as heat… Continue Reading “My POTS Survival Kit: Dysautonomia Awareness Month”

Pain Awareness Month: A Letter to Pain

September is coming to a close. This month has brought the feeling of new beginnings as little ones head back to school and an autumnal chill fills the air. I know for sure that I’ve already curled up in a blanket and lit a… Continue Reading “Pain Awareness Month: A Letter to Pain”

Friday Thoughts: The National Diversity Awards

It’s strange to think, as I sit here in bed in my most comfortable tracksuit with a bloated tummy and sore head, that this time last week I was sat down for a 3-course dinner in a beautiful cathedral, which looked like it had… Continue Reading “Friday Thoughts: The National Diversity Awards”

My EDS Survival Kit (Part 1)

Over the past few years, I have found so many amazing products and hacks to help me with different aspects of my connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). Some of these things are quite specific to EDS but others would be helpful for a… Continue Reading “My EDS Survival Kit (Part 1)”

All That You Can’t See: Living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

If I’d have had to write my final university project two years ago, when I was part of the class of 2017, I couldn’t tell you what I’d have written about, since going back to university I always knew that I wanted my project… Continue Reading “All That You Can’t See: Living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome”

Friday Thoughts: Different Aids for Different Days

Recently I’ve had a lot of questions from friends, colleagues and spoonie’s alike about my mobility aids. From how I started using them and accepting them as part of my life to why I do, or don’t, need them from one day to the… Continue Reading “Friday Thoughts: Different Aids for Different Days”