Health

Read It and Weep: Finding Strength in Books

Reading is by far one of my favourite forms of therapy. There’s nothing quite like the stirring of emotion and relief when I open a book and find out that there is another person out there, somewhere, who knows what it feels like to be me. As someone with a chronic illness, I turn to […] Read more…

Trust Your Body.

Hey gang! I haven’t done a health update in a little while because I’ve been so busy trying to compile all of my UK vacation stories for my blog, but today a health update is needed. Yesterday I went to see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist to get results back from a CT scan. […] Read more…

I`m breaking up with Chocolate.

If you have read my previous posts you know that I have recently been struggling with my weight due to high doses of prednisone. I confessed to a doctor that I didn’t want to take it anymore because it was making me gain weight and that was probably the worst thing in the world to […] Read more…

Writing Illness as Humour

“I knew, of course I knew, that life is always more complicated than our narratives.” – John Burnside, A Lie About My Father Writing an illness is hard. Writing an illness for the humour section is even harder. I am someone who prides herself on being rather breezy about the whole living with a chronic […] Read more…

So apparently I’m allergic to nuts now.

I have never really had to worry about food allergies before. If I eat a kiwi my tongue gets swollen and sore but it’s really easy to avoid kiwi (even though it’s delicious) so I have always been able to galavant through restaurants and grocery stores and buy whatever the hell I wanted to buy […] Read more…

Lisa Tries to Work On Her Fitness

Back in January I made a promise to all of you that I would work on my fitness and do what I could to improve my health. Then I closed my laptop and went back to watching Modern Family and finishing my family sized bag of Ketchup chips. Okay, to be fair there was that […] Read more…

I Probably Took Health Insurance For Granted

For approximately two weeks I have been getting this weird rash thing on my face. It’s called a Butterfly Rash. That sort of name makes it sound like it would be kind of magestic and beautiful. Spoiler alert: it’s the opposite. And then to make matters worse today I started getting it on my hands too. So […] Read more…

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