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Health

What a Load of Shit: Things That IBS Just Loves to Ruin

So, with April being IBS Awareness Month, I’ve been talking about (or what many people would argue is oversharing) how my little bitch of a digestive system works. For those that haven’t been enjoying this kind of quality content, you’ll be pleased to know that this is my final poo-related post for the time being.… Continue reading What a Load of Shit: Things That IBS Just Loves to Ruin

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Health

My A-Z of IBS

It’s another IBS Awareness Week post! I’ll be honest, I struggled to come up with an idea for this one, so I turned to Google for some ideas. I’m glad I did, as I came across a blog by Becky Excell, who writes gluten free recipes following her diagnosis of IBS. In particular, I came… Continue reading My A-Z of IBS

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Health

How to Stop Taking Crap From Your IBS | 7 Survival Tips

Hey friends, it’s another IBS Awareness Month post! Last time, I wrote a bit about my own experiences with irritable bowel syndrome and how it’s currently impacting my life, and today, I’m talking about the things I’ve found helpful. Over the last couple of months, I’ve really been researching ways in which I can help… Continue reading How to Stop Taking Crap From Your IBS | 7 Survival Tips

IBS Awareness Week
Health

A Total Shit Show | The Realities of IBS

Three guesses what today’s post is about. My regular readers will know that over the last couple of months, my life has essentially been dominated by IBS, and quite frankly, I’m fed up with it. So, as April is IBS Awareness Month, I’ve decided to address what it’s like to live with this little bastard… Continue reading A Total Shit Show | The Realities of IBS

Time to Talk Day 2021
Mental Health & Wellbeing

A Mental Health Check In | Time to Talk Day 2021

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I always try and post for Time to Talk Day, an annual initiative run by Time to Change. Time to Change is a mental health campaign lead by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and aims to tackle mental health discrimination, while Time to… Continue reading A Mental Health Check In | Time to Talk Day 2021

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Health

They Put a Camera Up My Butt: A Painfully Honest Account of What Happens When You Have a Colonoscopy

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that since May last year, I’ve been waiting for a colonoscopy due to some ongoing stomach issues. While I’m totally grateful that we have such an amazing organisation like the NHS, waiting times for stuff like this are bullshit. I was referred in May, I saw a… Continue reading They Put a Camera Up My Butt: A Painfully Honest Account of What Happens When You Have a Colonoscopy

OCD Tales

Anxious Ramblings 2 | A Journal

I’m struggling at the moment. I’ve been battling with this all week and I’m at the point where I’m not sure if I can take anymore. I’m not even sure why I’m posting about it. All I know is I needed to get how I’m feeling out in someway. I suppose I could have written… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 2 | A Journal

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anxiety Essentials I Can’t Live Without

For today’s post, I’ve decided to share what I call my DIY anxiety attack survival kit. Over the years I’ve accumulated a number of anxiety essentials that I find useful or comforting during an attack. These range from things to help with the general symptoms I get to a few things that are useful for… Continue reading Anxiety Essentials I Can’t Live Without

OCD Tales

Anxious Ramblings | A Journal

I'm struggling this week (yes, I'm aware it's only Monday). I have no idea why, but all I know is I'm getting fed up with it. I can't eat, I can't get on with my day, and I'm exhausted. I'm literally writing this on my lunch break because I physically can't face the thought of… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings | A Journal

Me & Tilly Cuddled Up on the Sofa
Mental Health & Wellbeing, OCD Tales

A Very Anxious Week

The past week has been a bit weird. I seem to have fallen off the wagon. At the beginning of the year I had plans to keep up with my fitness, drink plenty of water, keep up with my hobbies and generally not spend my money on crap. I had been doing fairly well up… Continue reading A Very Anxious Week