How might the new NICE guidance affect people with chronic pain?

✴️New Blog Post ✴️

Following the publication of the new NICE guidance on how to treat Primary Chronic Pain, I report on the outpouring of concern from chronic pain sufferers….

#InvisibleDisabilitiesWeek – a few things to remember, if you please……..?

This last week, if you didn’t know, was Invisible Disabilities Week. Many disability charities have spent the week campaigning for more awareness of the disabilities that you cannot see you … Continue reading #InvisibleDisabilitiesWeek – a few things to remember, if you please……..?

A flashback to a much darker time…..

New Blog Post (triggers – depression, dark thoughts)

No apologies for an honest and open post after a reminder of things lost. 💕

Coming out of lockdown as a disabled person (or not, as the case may be)

So it’s time to come out of lockdown is it? The shops are now back open, the pubs, cafes and restaurants can all open with social distancing and our local … Continue reading Coming out of lockdown as a disabled person (or not, as the case may be)

New Year reflections……

As today is the 30th of December and the last of the Christmas visitors have finally gone home, (and in an attempt to avoid having to start taking the decorations … Continue reading New Year reflections……

The week I was interviewed by Scope…..

This week has been a funny one; not funny ‘ha ha‘ but intriguing and had a very reflective tone…. The week started with an interview. Two years ago, I was … Continue reading The week I was interviewed by Scope…..

Carpe Diem aka “In memory of a dear friend……” 💔

Carpe Diem is a phrase that you hear so often, flippantly thrown into any given conversation (usually with a shrug) to say that we should all ‘seize the day’ or … Continue reading Carpe Diem aka “In memory of a dear friend……” 💔

Caught on camera? “Do I have to be a virtual recluse to be considered disabled ‘enough’?”

Smile! You’ve been caught on camera…… 😖 3 days ago, there was a report in the news and in all the tabloids about a 50 year old woman who claimed … Continue reading Caught on camera? “Do I have to be a virtual recluse to be considered disabled ‘enough’?”

On the up again – a counselling journey……..

“So how are things going since we last spoke?” This is becoming a very familiar question these days and this is how my lovely new counsellor begins each session as to … Continue reading On the up again – a counselling journey……..