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

In sickness and in health

Can we build a successful relationship even when sickness tries to prevent us? Or is it futile to keep trying? One of the main wedding vows, most couples say to each other, are the immortal words ‘I promise to love you in sickness and in health.’ How realistic is it though to actually expect our partners toRead more

Chronic & Blessed Guest Posts on The Thyroid Damsel!

Today Ricki from Chronic and blessed does a guest post on The Thyroid Damsel. I am so excited and honored that she has done this for me! If you would like to guest post on this blog, please fill in the form added at the bottom of the article. Ricki is like me and suffersRead more

Is there a Doctor in the House?

Why are there no investigative Doctors anymore? If patients don’t fit the standard ‘symptoms and rules’ that medical professionals are taught about in the medical journals, they are abandoned and left alone! Recently a story has been made public in the news regarding Ant McPartlin of the double act Ant & Dec. We all knowRead more

Can a change be as good as rest?

I have another fantastic Guest Blog from Emma at Not Just Tired, she talks about whether a change of scenery can be good for our health. Emma is also a chronic illness blogger and fellow Spoonie. She blogs about her conditions ME and CFS and how to ‘live as well as you can’ with them.Read more

Interview With A Chronic Voice

I am so chuffed that I got to do this! I have been a follower of Sheryl @Achronicvoice for a long time now and am really excited she agreed to let me interview her! Something I haven’t done before!. So here it is the full interview: Interview with A Chronic Voice (LUCY) Hello, Sheryl. ThanksRead 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

What happens when claiming PIP and what happens at the assessment?

What happens when claiming Personal Independence Payment? It has so far taken me just over 6 weeks to get to this stage. Let me tell you I’m nowhere near completing the process either! If you are thinking claiming personal independence payment is an easy and simple thing to do, I can assure you it isn’t.Read more