Entries by Elaine Benton from 12/2012

The Many Elements of Chronic Disease

| Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

All chronic diseases have various elements, but one thing they all share in common is the emotional and mental health aspect which often gets overlooked, especially when physical symptoms of chronic disease can be so disturbing and distinctly visual.

Keeping Up Appearances

| Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Having a very pale complexion, I often resemble a ghost, and that's on a good day! When I'm having a bad day, I am so white, like a chameleon I blend in with the walls. I've never been one for wearing make-up, so had much to learn.

Appearances Are Deceiving

| Posted 12.19.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Sitting in my wheelchair, my husband has been asked "how is she?", whilst I'm right next to him. This is highly insulting and hurtful to be talked about in the third party. "HELLO!" can they not see I'm right here, and have the decency to ask me directly how I'm feeling?