Tag: csf leak

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…

My Invisible Journey – One Chronic Year On!

Firstly, an apology that I’ve been so incredibly quiet on here lately. I’ve been so focused on getting some great videos out there for you guys that I have neglected my blog a little. But as I’ve said it I often so much easier…

CSF Leak: My Blood Patch Experience

New video which shows the recovery from my most recent blood patch. Every Blood Patch experience is different and trying to manage having one every month whilst trying to fight my other chronic illnesses has been pretty difficult for me. It’s been 2 weeks…

CSF Leak: Blood Patch Surgery

I have realised that I talk quite a lot about my Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but I tend to leave out my Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF leak), which is funny because it was my bad headaches that started…

To The Customer Who Judged Me For Sitting Down On The Job.

This is another piece I’ve just had published on the Mighty which I wanted to share with you. After working in the retail sector for as long as I have, I’ve learned that customers are inquisitive and tend to point out when something is different. In my…

The Most Difficult Parts of Receiving Treatment for Chronic Illness

The night before my first Blood Patch surgery, I wrote a piece for the Mighty which has just been published so I wanted to share it with you too. It’s all about the difficulties people with chronic illnesses go though when getting any sort…

New Experiences & Meeting a Fellow Zebra

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? It’s still just about January so I think it’s okay 😛 I’m allowed to say it because this is my first blog post of 2017! Hope everyone is having a good year so far. I’ve…