Hi, I’m Hannah, I’m 22 and this is my 10th year of having severe M.E (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), a condition that majorly restricts my life and mobility, leaving me to be bed / wheelchair bound. If you’re unsure of what M.E actually is, it’s a condition that attacks your immune system and causing extreme pain, fatigue, … More An Introduction
As someone who’s life is spent being in bed 90% of the time, getting outside is always something I truly appreciate and look forward to each time. Simply getting some good fresh air and looking around me and not seeing those four walls of my bedroom, gives me a real sense of relief. I’m so … More The Painful Repercussions Of Going Out
It’s always a difficult task contemplating and planning your New Years goals and resolutions, no matter what your situation may be. But doing this whilst having a chronic illness that limits you an incredible amount in life, makes it that much more difficult a task. 2016 has been an extremely tough year all ways round; … More Making New Years Goals Whilst Having A Chronic Illness
Going out for the first time in six months is a bizarre feeling; you can’t actually believe you’re finally outside and away from those four walls that have got all too familiar. Simply breathing in the fresh air, looking up at the sky above me and the ground covered in fallen leaves underneath my wheelchair, … More My First Trip Out For Six Months
Today marks a very important day in the year; World Mental Health Day. As someone who’s battled with their mental health for many years, today brings a lot of significance to me, as it will to many of you out there. My battle with my mental health is, unfortunately, a daily struggle that I have … More World Mental Health Day
I’ve been waiting for an article like this for years now and at last The Telegraph have finally said something that all M.E sufferers have been saying and waiting on for years; the recognition we have all been so desperate for; for the medical world to apologise for their mistreatment and disbelief. I’m so glad … More Recognition At Last!
With my Mum being a yoga teacher, mindfulness and meditation has been something that I’ve known about from a young age, which is something I’m extremely grateful for. But it’s only really in the past few months that I’ve endeavoured to pursue it further, in an attempt to help my insomnia, stress and anxiety. A … More Mindfulness and Meditation For M.E / Chronic Illnesses
One of the most difficult and contradictory things with my M.E is having to deal with insomnia whilst being completely and utterly drained. I go through bouts of terrible insomnia, which makes it even tougher to get through the day. I’m unfortunately going through one of those times right now and it’s just generally adding … More Dealing With Insomnia When You Have A Chronic Illness