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I’m on the BBC Ouch Podcast!

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This week I was delighted to head back to the BBC to record an episode of their disability podcast, BBC Ouch. It has been a couple of years since I last was a guest, and oh boy, have times changed. I was initially invited on to talk about how I was using diet (and let’s […]

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The Cynical “Clean Eating” Backlash

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Things have been a bit busy over here recently, so I haven’t been able to spend time writing on my blog. That being said, I have just written something on Instagram that I wanted to save here for posterity. It’s shorter and less detailed than the things I usually write on this blog, but it’s […]

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Exercise, Instagram & Chronic Illness

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I tried to swim and caused permanent shoulder problems. I tried to do yoga and I dislocated a rib. I did a HIIT workout and I passed out. Twice. I passed out on a spin bike. Once. I should know better. My body isn’t made to “work out”. It isn’t made to go to a […]

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The 24 hour rule

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I’m not really a big fan of rules, but the 24 hour rule is something that has been drilled into me since I was a child (you’ll have seen it mentioned in my interview with Mummy Lipman last week), and I think it has played a huge role in shaping how I manage life around my […]

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week: Meet Mummy Lipman

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week has rolled around yet again, and this time I decided to do something different. Inspired by the lovely Sophia, I thought I’d get my mummy involved and ask her a few questions about what it’s like to have a child with chronic illness. I’m 27, and am unfortunately much more dependent […]

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Gimme drugs! It’s time to start trying painkillers again

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Everyone seems really shocked when I say that I don’t take painkillers. Especially considering my pain levels are ridiculously high. And I have a crazy high pain threshold. I always said that I didn’t see the point in taking them if they didn’t work. The biggest “wow” moment during my EDS diagnosis was that opioid painkillers […]

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