I’m not usually one to follow in the footsteps of others, but I quite like the idea of this! Lets just get straight into it…
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What illnesses do you suffer with? Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (type three), IBS, Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), PoTS… *other conditions have yet to be confirmed*
Whats the craziest cure someone has offered you? Although a lot of people know about my illnesses, they don’t really offer me any ‘cures’ so if I had to state the craziest… Aloe Vera Juice. (Not that bizarre, is it?)
International day of persons with disabilities – what you want people to know? I could write an endless list but I’ll limit myself to just one! My disability is variable, somedays I may use my wheelchair, somedays crutches… But this doesn’t mean that there is nothing wrong with me…
Favourite guilty pleasure? Ooh, being asked what my favourite guilty pleasure is always takes a lot of thought… Probably binge watching rubbish TV programmes…
Favourite hydration? *Prepare to realise how much of a bore I am…* Water!
Favorite inspirational quote? “You should not let the opinions of others define who you are”
Flare essentials? Hot water bottle/wheat bag, blankets, maternity pillow, pain relief and movies! (Just to name a few…)
Medication? Ugh, medication… I’m sure there are a fair few of you guys out there who will be able to relate to this. I’d rather NOT take medication. Most meds set off my IBS etc. and cause (extra) extreme pain. (I’m in pain already, so I don’t want MORE pain…) Yes, I take tablets that are essential but other than that, I avoid.
What do you need ‘just a spoonful of’? Certainly not sympathy! I can’t stand people feeling sorry for me! But I’d quite like a spoonful of spoons… I’m running low.
If you could get rid of one symptom, what would it be? Nausea. Of all things, nausea. I’ve come to terms with all my other symptoms, they are a part of me. But nausea really stops me in my tracks.
Pets or service dog? Double no.
Hospital selfie? Um, I won’t torture you with the sight of me, in hospital, looking rather worse for wear!
Support system? *Skipped*
Warrior wednesday – how has your illness made you a warrior? I wouldn’t say I’m a warrior, I’ve just learnt to accept my illnesses. Take each day as it comes. Kick ass.
Throwback of healthier days? My god, the distance I could walk. Walking was a huge part of my life, I loved it.
Most helpful advice? “You know best. You know your body better than any other professional. So if you feel that you do/don’t want to do something, go with that feeling…”
Shoutout to your doctor? Which one?! My GP – the one person who actually listens to me and tries to get to the bottom of things no matter how big or small. Honestly, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him.
Favourite ‘safe’ food? Lettuce? No, seriously; gluten free spaghetti bolognaise! All the way.
Illness awareness collage? *Skipped*
Christmas decorations? *Skipped*
Pj’s and slippers? This is not a time to humiliate myself but posting a photo for the internet to see! But, imagine this: Chipmunk pjs, a zebra hoodie and reindeer slippers… Attractive, right?
Favourite warm drink? EASY, hot chocolate! Mmmm.
Christmas lights? *Skipped*
Favourite christmas movie? How am I meant to choose? I LOVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES! Tonight I plan to watch Santa Claus 3, so that can be the favourite movie (of the day)
**I know that I’m meant to fill in one question per day but I never get round to completing them hence why I’ve done them all now**
(I may get round to filling in the Skipped ones, eventually)
Thank you for reading, have a great christmas! x