These are my favourite top tips for planning a wedding with a disability or chronic illness and little things that I did to make my wedding easier for me. Some of these are pretty obvious and self explanatory, but sometimes I think it's good to start with the basics and to make a list of your must-do items and top priorities!
I got a letter in the post explaining that I would need to prepare myself by drinking two litres of water one hour before the scan and a description of what would happen at part of the scan - a small 'wand', called a transducer, is placed a couple of inches inside your vagina to get a better picture of your insides. The procedure is painless and lasts around five minutes.
The DVLA (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency) have had my provisional driving licence for fifteen weeks and I don't think I'm getting it back.
228 days after I stopped the pill, I had my first real period in 10 years, 207 days longer than a usual cycle.
I used to be so absolutely offended if a healthy person told me they were tired.
During my journey to my diagnosis of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR), I was called in for a fundus fluorescein angiography (which is easier if we just call it an FFA!) and an indocyanine green angiography (ICG) and it was one of my stranger appointments, but definitely not the worst.
I, on the other hand, get given a diagnosis for something incurable and say 'okay, that's annoying' and carry on with my day. My plate is absolutely massive.