“I’ve never known anything more dangerous than my own mind…”

I've had a real struggle the last two weeks. I've had Influenza A for a while now and every little action has been harder than it should be. Getting up is hard. Working my main job is hard. Working my second job is hard. Housekeeping is hard. Relating to people is hard. It's all been harder ...

IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This is a very brief post because, quite literally, my panties are in a bunch about something I just read.... Having been born with the assorted party pack of autoimmune disorders I get sent a lot of medical reading - from a lot of different sources. Today I was sent a story about links between two chronic ...

Glass towers….

Warning: This post is probably going to contain some of the most graphic language I have ever used in a blog in my entire life. Why? Because I'm not sure my regular, every day words can express my disgust at what's happened to me in the last few days. I was born into this world broken.  And ...

“You’re not allowed to be sick here”

I have had a volatile relationship with my parents for about the last... er.... 6 or 7 years.   Why? You know, I'm not really sure. After my first divorce in 2004 I became pretty fiercely independent.  To some extent, I think that's been a personality trait that has helped with my illness. In the last 2 ...