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The Chronic Pain & Disability Wedding Survival Guide

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!

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I’m Falling To Pieces: A Big Health Update

Both my physical health and mental health took a turn for the worse over the last few months - I'm having more issues than I know where to begin with and I haven't been able to write for a while, which, in turn, affected my mental health too. In terms of physical health, I'm feeling probably the worst I've ever felt in my life and like my poor little body falling to pieces and there's nothing I can do about it.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

How To Take A Tablets: The Easy Guide To Swallowing Pills

I used to really struggle to swallow pills. I remember my nan trying to get me to take a cod liver oil capsule when I was about 12 or 13; it simply would not go down. When I had a chest infection when I was 20, I had to take the child friendly liquid antibiotics instead of tablet antibiotics, because I said I couldn't manage to swallow a tablet. I had to take disolveable aspirin if I ever needed one, in orange cordial (and I don't like fizzy drinks, so those were awful!)

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Trigeminal Neuralgia and the Daith Piercing: An Update

When I started writing my blog, I hoped I would help to reach just one other person with Trigeminal Neuralgia and offer them a bit of comfort, but I'm actually saddened to see that my most popular post, which pulls in views from all over the world every day, is my post about the miracle cure piercing for headaches, the daith piercing, through a piece of middle cartilage on your ear.