So, it's the summer holidays. I should be getting myself out there, gaining valuable work experience and what not. But am I? No. And not that I haven't tried. Despite not wanting to be a Lawyer, I have kidded myself enough times that I do and periodically applied for vacations schemes throughout the year. I… Continue reading Taking a mental health break
Wow! First things first, that went quick. It seems like it was only yesterday when I moved into my student house and now I'm packing up and getting ready to go home for the summer, with an exciting trip planned at the end of July. Thinking of it, it's been such a good year, despite… Continue reading Finished 2nd year law//A year in review
Having a chronic illness (or many) is hard, there's no doubt about that. You basically become a full-time patient and very quickly realise you need to become better at advocating for yourself if you want professionals to treat you in the way that you deserve to be treated. Add the workload of a full-time degree… Continue reading University with a chronic illness
Hello again readers of my blog. Today I am coming to you after 6 weeks of second year. Well six weeks of lectures. 7 if you count freshers week and 8 if you consider the fact that reading week is almost over. The last 6 weeks have been hard. I started out trying to do… Continue reading 6 weeks of 2nd year
One of the biggest problems us Chronically ill face is the lack of understanding from those who don't suffer the same afflictions. Which, I get it. You can't understand something like this. Something that you've never been experienced before and sounds so alien from your healthy person life. I feel one of the best ways… Continue reading The Difference between being Well and Chronically sick.
It's the worst thing when you open up to something about your chronic fatigue when there response is "I get tired too." "I get tired too." Is nothing compared to what we feel. Chronic fatigue is this relentless exhaustion. Like nothing you've ever felt before. It's sleeping 9+ hours a night and still struggling to… Continue reading What it really feels like to be Chronically Fatigued.
Mental illnesses often go hand in hand with Chronic illnesses. It's part of the territory. It makes a lot of sense really. Through all the fear, the confusion, the loss of life quality, friends, supporters. Having all of your peers move on with life, seeing them progress and there you are. Still sick. It makes… Continue reading The reality of being mentally ill and having an Undiagnosed Chronic Illness