Homestretch Goals 2022 | rosie abigail

Homestretch Goals 2022 | Final Four Months of the Year | rosie abigail

With just over three months to go until 2022 is over and out, it’s time for the Homestretch Goals! Inspired by the excellent Hannah Witton and her ‘Homestretch Goals’ series, I thought it was time to take stock, check in with myself, and see what I want to achieve before the year is out. Realistically,…

What *Is* PCOS? PCOS Awareness Month | rosie abigail

What *Is* PCOS? | PCOS Awareness Month | rosie abigail

How apt is it that I am welcoming PCOS awareness month with a PCOS flare up? It’s like my body has decided to try method acting. Sorry, I’m speaking in acronyms like some eighties businessman - let me clarify what I’m on about. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. A surprisingly common disorder that not a lot of…

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

I won’t sugar-coat it, living with a chronic illness can be ruddy hard. And I mean beyond the actual chronic or condition part of it. I’m talking about the expectations and understanding of other people.  Speaking from experience, that’s a different kind of struggle. So many people in the world do not understand (or choose…

What on Earth is Spoon Theory? And Why You Need to Know About It | Chronic Illness

What on Earth is Spoon Theory? And Why You Need to Know About It | Chronic Illness

A few years ago, Spoon Theory changed my life, and I would be a fool to not let you all know about it. Actually, I reckon if we made a venn diagram of people who read my blog and people who know about this theory, we’d be close to a circle. IYKYK, right? But fear…

Managing Your Anxiety at Christmas (and New Years) | Chronic Illness

Well, it’s officially the festive period and I am feeling thoroughly un-Christmassy. I wonder why? Oh yes, it’s the enormous global pandemic hanging over us, spearheaded by a fully-inept government! That’ll do it. Christmas can be a stressful and anxious time for a lot of folks for a multitude of reasons, including those living with…

November Favourites 2021 | Autumn Style, Books, Chronic Illness Aids

With November coming to an end, we are jumping headfirst into the winter months now folks. Goodbye crispy brown leaves, hello freezing your tits off in the car as you wait for the windscreen to defrost. We say adios to pumpkin spice, and hola to peppermint, baubles, and the pure panic of remembering you are…

Five Disability and Chronic Illness Influencers You Need to Follow Right Now! | Rosie Abigail

Five Disability and Chronic Illness Influencers You Need to Follow Right Now! | Rosie Abigail

I did something game changing this year. I Marie Kondo’d my social media. I got rid of anyone and any brand that made me feel low, jealous, worthless, like I should be spending money, like I’m not good enough, or that I’m not living up to my expectations. You don’t spark joy? Be gone. Any…

A series of medical equipment. To the left, there is a silver pill packet with pink pills. Next to that is some white medical tape and a roll of blue medical tape. Towards the right is a green and silver stethoscope.

How to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor | Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

Every person I know who has a chronic illness or a disability has not been listened to by their doctors. Hell, every female-identifying person I know has had their experiences ignored by someone in a medical field. “The tests have come back negative, there’s nothing wrong with you”. “Just keep taking paracetamol”. “Maybe you should…

I Got the COVID Vaccine?! | Experience & Side-Effects

I Got the COVID Vaccine?! | Experience & Side-Effects

Has my 2021 peaked already? That’s right; your girl got the vaccine! Well, the first of the two jabs… Despite all of the scientific backing you could ever want and tests upon tests upon tests, there’s still a lot of uncertainty in the public eye about getting a COVID vaccine. So, I thought I’d let…