After procrastinating over this blog post, there's nothing like a global pandemic to get the creative juices flowing. Living alone during lockdown, there's only so many times I can deep clean the kitchen (just kidding, I'm watching Tiger King on repeat). Here's a little recap - In 2016, I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis and … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back…
Hospitals are so grim aren't they?! The air is filled with nothing but sadness and sickness. I do my best to stay clear but recently became an overnight resident after my long awaited laparoscopy. A laparoscopy is essentially keyhole surgery to poke around your insides with a camera and carry out small surgical procedures. In … Continue reading Hello Endo
A few weeks ago, I was told "Your bladder is fine now, you're cured". My face said it all but being blessed with patience, I politely pointed out that by definition, an incurable condition cannot be cured. I have been extremely fortunate to fall into remission but not a day, or actually a few hours, … Continue reading Is My Time Up?
I first wrote about The IC Diet in October 2016. I was still getting my head around IC and desperately trying to make sense of it all. I spent hours Googling and the more I read, the less I wanted to eat. I started the diet hoping it would help cure my broken bladder but … Continue reading Let’s Talk About The IC Diet
This time last year, I was waking up from my anaesthetic being told I had Interstitial Cystitis. It's one of those moments I'll never forget and the past twelve months have been a crazy journey of acceptance, hope, courage and strength. I've spent the past year doing everything I can to get myself healthier. … Continue reading Happy Anniversary
Hands up who has a chronic illness and has spent more hours than they care to admit worrying about their partner or being able to find one? I see lots of hands in the air, including mine. Like good vs evil or batman vs superman, we are all left pondering the battle of relationships vs … Continue reading Relationships vs Singledom
I'm not a believer in all this "New Year, New Me" crap. When the clock strikes midnight, things aren't going to magically change. Life isn't a Cinderella story and I've never morphed into the clean eating, fitness addict I always promised myself. I'm not making any New Years resolutions but do hope that 2017 has … Continue reading Here’s to 2017!
I started taking part in the 'Spoonie Christmas Challenge' on Instagram but predictably struggled to keep up with it! The Christmas Challenge was to answer one set question about your illness everyday. I thought it was a great idea so I've rolled the whole month into one bitesize post. What is a Spoonie I hear … Continue reading Spoonie Christmas Challenge
So, it's December which means Christmas is officially everywhere you turn. Personally, I have mixed feelings about the festive period. When things are going good in your life, Christmas is great but when things aren't so good, Christmas makes it worse. For me, December is normally a boozy affair where I devour every kind of … Continue reading Season to be Joyful?
I saw my Urologist (Dr E) yesterday so thought I would give you an update on where I am with my Interstitial Cystitis journey. It's been a rough few months. I still haven't recovered from my cystoscopy with hydrodistention and my symptoms are much worse than before the procedure. Whatever my Urologist did that day, … Continue reading Return of the Chocolate Monster