My head says I can do things and my body lets me down

At 25 I was told I’d probably never had children
October 9, 2018
My periods are so painful I can't wait for menopause
My periods are so painful I can’t wait for menopause
September 3, 2019

2 and half years ago my world fell apart.

My mum died on my birthday after battling cancer, 2 weeks later I had a head on collision, followed by my dad having pneumonia with complications. I nearly lost him twice, then 4 weeks later after he recovered he had a fall resulting in a grade 2 brain bleed and stroke.

Whilst helping him, I have found out I have depression, diarrhoea, cirrhosis of the liver, myotonic dystrophy, Walker Dyson syndrome, fibromyalgia and other health issues. I worry for my boys as it gets worse as it goes down the generations, at the moment my head says I can do things and my body lets me down. I feel so pathetic and useless as I can't work or do simple things anymore.

September 21, 2023

It is NOT just period pains!

September 20, 2023

Period power

September 14, 2023

Becoming your own health detective

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