You know how sometimes, when you're sick or badly injured and you feel like you won't survive the experience? Those few days, or even weeks, of physical/emotional drain and torture can seem endless... But what if the nausea/ urging pain/all consuming fatigue isn't temporary? What if it genuinely can't be fixed and you know that you're going to pretty much feel like crap for the rest of your days?
What People Say When They Realise I'm Not Going To Get Better, And What I Want To Say In Return (But Rarely Do)
I live with the debilitating and incurable Ankylosing Spondylitis. It's a chronic disease which means it's not going anywhere, isn't going to kill me but does make life very, very hard. My pain can, on a very bad day, reach the level of childbirth without the obvious prospect of new life at the end of it
Unfortunately, there is no cure for COPD, but treatment and lifestyle changes can help relieve symptoms and slow progression of the disease. It is possible to live well with COPD. Here are my three top tips for treatments and lifestyle changes to coincide with World COPD Day on November 16 2016:
'According to doctor Google, I was going to die within 10-15 years.'
Lupus is an autoimmune condition that affects roughly 15,000 people in England and Wales. The condition means that the immune
'In a moment we realised that our lives had changed forever.'
Parents from South London have spoken out about the devastating condition that has left their son dependent on a ventilator
Previously it was thought the condition was permanent.
Glaucoma patients could have “irreversible” eye damage reversed after a breakthrough in optical nerve treatment. The study
"Evidence against the ridiculous concept that the disease is psychological in origin.”
Scientists have discovered “further evidence” that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not psychological and could actually be caused
IBS is a common condition and it affects approximately 4 million people in the UK. It is a chronic, relapsing and often life-long condition and people suffer from significant symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating and an overwhelming sense of lethargy.
It's not the most exciting or action-filled film, and there isn't a big special effects scene or rosy romantic ending, but in its own way it keeps you gripped, rooting for the characters and watching until the very end.
There's nothing worse than knowing something isn't right with your body, especially when professionals tell you that you're