Perhaps like me you’re one of those unlucky people, who when you go to see a new healthcare professional or sometimes even a beautician, or you’re just filling out a form for something, where you’re not expecting it, you have to recite the dreaded list.
‘Do you have any health conditions?’
“NOOO IM GONNA GET DRY MOUTH! Seriously is this not on the system!? Do you need to know?”
I find most people switch off about half way through my list. But the thing is, it’s not just a list, it’s my life! I deal with this crap every day, so you might be getting frustrated by having to write down or read through my list but imagine living with all of the things on the list!!
So perhaps lovely readers you might be so brave and lovely as to bear with me and read my list and then comment with yours and I will read yours. We can appreciate eachothers struggles but we can’t know how it feels. And this is one time when we are writing the list just for ourselves and we are accepting that our lives are hard but we are owning it and we are awesome and that list is part of us 🙂 much love…here goes!
- Hashimotos disease
- Migraine (including hemiplegic migraine)
- Pernicious anemia
- Depression and anxiety
- Vulvodynia (& vestibulodynia)
- Essential tremor
- Fibromyalgia (recently diagnosed)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Hypermobility syndrome
- Acid reflux disease
- Piles 😳
- Bruxism (Grindy teeth, locking jaw!)
I do feel good listing it and I actually don’t feel embarrassed, none of it is my fault and I feel I’ve been given a poo-y stick sometimes but I have a lot of great things too in my life and we are all allowed moments of self pity as long as they are brief and you get back up. Managing your life around how you feel daily is important and accepting that you mustn’t compare yourself to anyone else is key. If you want to join in please leave your list for me to read 🙂