The Importance of Mental Health in Chronic Illness

The Importance of Mental Health in Chronic Illness

For most people with a chronic illness, there comes with it a care plan that includes multiple specialists. One of these specialists is a psychologist. This makes complete sense, given the toll it takes on the person, body and mind. However, I hadn't really been thinking much about it lately, just going along with the [...]

I don’t want to complain…

I don’t want to complain…

I don't like complaining, and I don't want to complain anymore. I really don't. I don't like seeing the looks on people's faces thinking "she's complaining yet again." Seeing the looks of frustration and simply being 'over' hearing about my health issues. But guess what, feeling sick every day has become my life at the [...]

“If you gain 3 kilos, all your problems will go away.”

“If you gain 3 kilos, all your problems will go away.”

"I truly believe that if you gain 3 kilos, all your problems will go away." That's not something I EVER expected to hear from a doctor. Especially a very experienced professor in Endocrinology, highly recommended by a few of my other specialists. Especially after I had explained in detail over the course of an hour [...]

The ‘C’ Word

The ‘C’ Word

It feels a bit strange to be writing this on my way to work. Like something so terrifying deserves a different setting. But when is the right time to talk about a cancer scare? I suppose there isn't one. So here goes nothing! Just over a year ago I had my first real cancer scare. [...]

Our Mistake? We both put him First

Our Mistake? We both put him First

I've been putting off writing this one. Partly because it's one of those pivotal moments in life... The moments that you only get a few of, the kind that changes you in literally the most profound way. That's pretty darn personal! But also because it paints my boyfriend, Aiden, in a negative way. Though let's [...]