Chasing trains 

Trains ...  Lay in bed, pain reverberating through my legs, I suddenly realise my life is like chasing a train. I feel like I'm always so close to grabbing hold on jumping on but never quite able to make it. Something always gets in my way just as I'm about to pull my self on [...]

The dreaded cold …

After fighting it for a week and a half the cold/virus/flu thing I had finally defeated me and I had to take time off work. I really didn't want to but my body was refusing to move.  I hate that a cold causes me to become so anxious and fearful, that it makes it harder [...]

Time flies…

I am back! I can't believe how fast the last 6 weeks have gone! I've had hardly anytime to do anything other than work, let alone write, read or relax! I am currently sat watching my sister at her swimming lesson and it has given me time to reflect and think about the last few [...]


  Wow! This video brought a tear to my eye. Being in pain all the time is hard and this week has been tough. I often want to give up fighting the pain, to stay in bed and let it consume me but I know I have an amazing life. A fantastic husband who doesn't [...]

Forever product reviews

I was initially going to only review the Aloe Heat lotion as I have been using this religiously for the pain in my back and shoulder as it has been way too hot to use water bottles! But I thought as I have several products I use pretty regularly from Forever I would review them [...]

Day 27- Hopes for my blog

My hopes for my blog are simple; my blog is a place where I can share my experiences of chronic illness to raise awareness and to support those who also suffer.  I started writing my blog as I knew my life had to change, I was fed up of my fibro being in charge of [...]

Day 25 – If I won the lottery…

If I won the lottery, well a decent sum of money not a fiver on a scratch card, I would pay off my mortgage, buy a new house in my home town, reduce my hours if possible, give some money to family and probably spend the rest on a nice holiday.  We can all dream [...]