Issue #285: Realising That Anti-Depressants Aren't 'Happy Pills' or a Sign of Weakness & Children Need Love and Support - Which You Can Still Give as a Parent with Chronic Illness

Friday, 08 October 2021. Issue #285. In This Issue: Realising that the anti-depressants prescribed by your doctor aren’t ‘happy pills’ or a sign of weakness. But medication that will help you live to fight another day with depression. Children don’t need a lot to be happy and fulfilled – it’s your love and support that […]

Issue 281: Pain Isn’t Just ‘Pain’ When You’re Seeking Solutions for Chronic Illness & The Inability to Progress Like a Healthy Person, But Gaining New Perspectives on Life and Self

Friday, 10 September 2021. Issue #281. In This Issue: Pain isn’t just ‘pain’ – there’s a huge difference in types of pain to doctors and patients, in order to find solutions and pain relief. The inability to progress in career, relationship or travel experiences as compared to your peers, but gaining a new perspective on […]

Issue #275: The Need to Start Adulting Earlier Than Your Peers Due to Chronic Illness & The Fear of Being Pitied as a Young Adult Who Uses a Wheelchair

Friday, 30 July 2021. Issue #275. In This Issue: The need to start adulting earlier than your peers because of chronic illness, and the need to advocate for yourself within the healthcare system. The fear of being pitied by others as a young adult who uses a wheelchair, which removes the illusion of being healthy. […]

Issue 273: Migraines Can Manifest Silently Without Pain & The Stigma of What Chronic Illness Should Look Like (aka You Can't Appear 'Fine')

Friday, 09 July 2021. Issue #273. In This Issue: Awareness that migraines can manifestly silently without pain, such as in Vestibular Migraine. The sad stigma of what ‘sick’ should appear or sound like; as if those who are chronically ill are not allowed to sound fine, and the need to portray some kind of pain […]

Disability & Sex: Disabled People are Not Automatically Bad Sexual or Romantic Partners

Amidst the dozens of emails I receive a day for blog related stuff, one stood out the other day. It asked if I was interested in writing a post for their blog on sex and disability. I was highly suspicious at first, as it was from a porn site, Lustery. Was it legitimate or risky? […]