Why You Need To Stop Apologising To Your Chronically Ill Friend

I’ve always tried to make myself available and approachable to anyone who needed the extra support. Whether it be my friends going through a hard time, a stranger crying in a bathroom or someone posting a sad status on Facebook – I always offer genuine support and make it clear that I am happy to listen to them when they need to talk. Lately, I’ve noticed a huge change with my friends though, and I need to put a stop to it. Continue reading

A Letter To The Man Who Loves Me Despite My Chronic Illness

When I met you, you were a little lost. You didn’t know what you wanted to do or where you wanted to go. I, however, had it all worked out; the city move, the study, the career. The more I got to know you the more I realised that I wanted you above all other things. Continue reading

The Person I Most Admire; Version 2

When I was about 10 years old I got up on stage in front of my whole school and recited a speech I wrote titled “The Person I Most Admire.” This person wasn’t some famous pop star who I saw on TV and wanted to be like as you might expect from a 10 year old, this person was someone who sat in the audience with no idea who or what I was going to speak about. Continue reading

Me, My Partner and Guilt – a Difficult Threesum

I want to start this post by saying I am ridiculously in love with my boyfriend of almost four years and he is the greatest rainbow by far that I have in my life. However lately overwhelming feelings of guilt have been impacting my relationship with him. Guilt that stems purely from my illness. Continue reading