What happens at a benefits assessment?

My PIP Assessment, what happened? What was the outcome? This is what happened at my PIP assessment (face to face) on the 20th April 2017. For the assessment, I was asked to attend a venue in the city center of Birmingham! – which is around 20 miles away! After checking online before the date andRead more

Probiotics – Good or Bad?

Are they good or bad for us? This is my story of how I have found Probiotics and whether they have worked for me or not. I have suffered from IBS and Gastrointestinal issues for as long as I can remember, Most recently my issues have included the Helicobacter (H.Pylori) bug and Gastroesophageal reflux disorderRead more

Too Ill Too Conceive?

I will be completely honest with you. This is a very difficult post for me to write, and probably one of the more difficult subjects. Being chronically ill is hard enough. Trying to battle all the internal feelings of feeling like shit all the time and trying to summon the energy to get out ofRead more

Can you keep a full time job and be chronically ill?

Can you work and be ill? As a Trainee Dental Nurse (now fully qualified) 2 years ago I was working and training, working 50 + hours a week 6 days a week. After 18 months it took its toll on me. I was constantly tired and getting run down, and I was finding that becauseRead more

A Letter To My Endocrinologist

A letter to my Endocrinologist This was a letter I submitted to my endocrinologist. I have posted it below so others can use it as a template if they would like to. I have been suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism for a long time without anybody apparently knowing the reason why, following on from myRead more

Losing Friends and Alienating People

I’ve never really had too many friends, even when I was at school. I had two very close friends that I grew up with, but by the time I was in my late teens and we had discovered boyfriends we slowly grew apart. Then when we got older into our early 20’s some moved awayRead more