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You (yes, you) need to read what I have to say about the plastic straw ban

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Human beings need five things to survive: water, food, oxygen, sleep and also sufficient warmth so that they don’t get hypothermia.

For many people with disabilities, the total removal of plastic straws would take away one, sometimes two, of these five essentials to stay alive. Before plastic straws were invented, a lot of […]

Let me tell you a bit about my parents…

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Let me tell you a bit about my parents. They have worked relentlessly hard to care for me so incredibly well for over 13 years since I became seriously ill during my first term at university. They have given up everything for me but frequently tell me that looking after me is their […]

The launch of my ‘Five by Five’ challenge and how I managed to do it

The past four months have been brutal. On top of all the ambulance journeys, as I explained in my previous blog post, I can now only lie horizontal with my head touching my pillow for two out of the twenty-four hours in a day because the blood flow to my head gets so cut […]

Jenny’s 100 Question Quiz in aid of M.E. Research UK and Annabelle’s Challenge – plus there are 10 prizes, including tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Twelve years ago today, I became ill. To mark the day, I thought of a fun idea that will hopefully also do a lot of good.

I have devised a 100 question ditloid quiz to raise money for two charities that respectively fund research into the two illnesses that I have (severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis […]

All the things that you never wanted to know about my life with an acute chronic illness

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I’ve lived within the four sides of my single bed for 11 years. I haven’t seen outside apart from the times I’ve been in an ambulance.

I’m unable to sit up so when nature calls, I have to slide onto the commode beside my bed whilst doubled over so that I don’t pass out.

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