My doctor recently diagnosed me with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). When first diagnosed, I honestly thought the doctor had no clue what he was talking about. I thought CPPS only affected men. I had no clue that it affects women, too. Since my diagnosis, I’ve been doing my research to figure out what chronic pelvic pain syndrome (female) actually is.Read more
Have you ever been desperate for some alone time? Life gets hectic and sometimes you really need some time on your own. That’s why prioritising “me” time is key to looking after your mental health, and solo dates are a great place to start. I know you’re probably wondering how the hell am I supposed to ‘date myself’, sounds very weird. Stick around and I’ll tell you, and also give you some solo date ideas that you’ll actually love.Read more
Being able to get a good night’s sleep when you have chronic pain is tricky, which makes mornings so much more difficult. Whether you have painsomnia and can’t get any sleep, or you’re tossing and turning all night, the next morning can be hell. You wake up feeling irritated, sore and lack motivation to get out of bed. It took me a while to make mornings easier and less painful, but I got there in the end.
Here are all the things you can do to make mornings with chronic pain a lot easier.Read more
When you live with chronic pain or any chronic illness, flare-ups (unfortunately) are inevitable. It can be really challenging to feel uplifted or inspired when your symptoms are at their worst. So I’ve put together this list of 15 chronic illness quotes to provide you with some comfort on your toughest days.Read more