Reverse Bucket List

So I was reading someone's blog a few weeks back (although I can't remember for the life of me whose, speak up if you know!) and they mentioned the idea of a reverse bucket list. The point is, that while a bucket list is great and gives you all these amazing things to aspire to, it... Continue Reading →

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PoTS? What’s that?

There are tons of fab medical pages out there which explain PoTS in a whole lot more detail than I can (such as this one), but I want to explain it from my point of view. Personally, I found all the medical explanations a bit daunting when I was first looking, so I’m going to […]

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On feeling weak and useless..

I’ve suffered with what I now know are PoTS symptoms for as long as I can remember, the first time I fainted was when I was 14, over 7 years ago. My head always hurts, and I’m always shattered. Not just tired at the end of the day, but completely exhausted all the time. I... Continue Reading →

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Hospital Testing Part 1

Last week I had the first set of testing suggested by my consultant, and I wanted to document it, mainly because I had no idea what to expect for either of the tests, and I want to reassure anyone who may be reading. I am absolutely not a medical expert, these are just my experiences.  ... Continue Reading →

MHAW17 Surviving or Thriving

This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme Surviving or Thriving, which is something which really resonates with me at the moment. My mental and physical health are so so connected, if I'm feeling physically low, I'm usually feeling mentally low, and very very anxious. I worry about everything when I'm ill.... Continue Reading →

A day in the life with PoTS

5am- Wake up 6am-  Wake up again 7am- Wake up, abandon trying to sleep. Write letters to penpals to pass time. 8am- Get up and dressed, tidy room. Eat ready-made breakfast, today was my favourite overnight porridge 9am- Chat with friend, plan a holiday we want to book and discuss dissertations 10am- Visit post room to collect parcel. Have... Continue Reading →

April Favourites

Hi all! This month has been a bit chaotic with uni and lectures and such, so I don't have quite as many favourites, but there's still a few things worth talking about. First off, with a more certain diagnosis of PoTS, I decided to buy myself one of these explanation cards from Stickman Communications, along... Continue Reading →

Studying as a Spoonie

I've seen a few of these recently but I thought I'd add my thoughts for how best to manage a degree with a chronic illness! Ask for help- speak to anyone who might be able to help, your lecturers, flatmates, supervisor, disability services, accommodation services. The more people know, the more likely you are to get... Continue Reading →

Am I being dramatic?

Am I just being over-dramatic? What if I am just lazy? What if I do just need to drink a bit more? What if I'm just being too sensitive? I know deep-down I'm not, there is something wrong and I deserve some help. But when people tell me I need to just take some medication,... Continue Reading →

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