Coping with a chronic illness flare

Coping with a chronic illness flare

I've written about my chronic illness before and this month marks one year since I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an inflammatory disease that affects a lot of things.  It affects my back, legs and energy levels and at the moment I'm going through some sort of hellish flare-up. A 'flare' is when your chronic illness is triggered by something....{Click Here to Read More!}
Ankylosing Spondylitis & me: living with a chronic illness

Ankylosing Spondylitis & me: living with a chronic illness

This post has been a long time coming - I was diagnosed with non radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, or Ankylosing Spondylitis a year ago next month and it's been a tough year coming to terms with it. I've waited so long for a diagnosis that once I had one I didn't know what to think or how to feel - and....{Click Here to Read More!}
PCOS: life after laparoscopy

PCOS: life after laparoscopy

I've written about PCOS before and it's something that has continued to cause problems for a long time. PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a condition that affects the ovaries.  Not to be confused with PCO(Polycystic Ovaries), which is cysts on the ovaries, PCOS doesn't actually cause cysts on the ovaries and can be hard to diagnose and manage.  I'll admit this....{Click Here to Read More!}
What’s going on? Surgery nerves

What’s going on? Surgery nerves

I've not written in a while - life has been a little hectic, my mood a little low and I've been guilty of just shutting down and not talking about things, which isn't good. Health wise things have been up and down - I've had to stop my biologic injections for my Ankylosing Spondylitis due to constant colds and infections. ....{Click Here to Read More!}