Category: Chronic Illness

My Third Blog Post: Me and AOSD

This is the third in my series of posts looking back on my first 10 blog posts. This post is actually quite fascinating (to me) as it describes how my relationship with Still’s started through the earliest flares, I’d forgotten some of the details.  It describes the defining moment in...

The Joy Of Anti-fragility

My family and I suffer from several health conditions, which means that I have to live with a lot of unpredictability in my personal life, so wherever I have control I strive for predictability, or anti-fragility.  I like to sail through life without a care in the world and I’m...

Temptation Bundling

I listen to a lot of podcasts, they provide a great combination of education, entertainment and company when I’m out walking or cycling alone (I reserve listening to audio books for holidays).  Yesterday I listened to a particularly interesting podcast that described the concept of Temptation Bundling: the idea of...

Spontaneous Tears

I’ve been in a severe flare for the last 37 days, a traumatic experience that’s required quite a lot of resilience to get through.  Every day I’ve had to fight with myself to overcome my natural tendency to curl up in a ball and instead force myself to keep moving,...

Living Well Through A Flare

On this blog I’m always going on about living the best day I can, every day, not living like every day is my last – which seems to extreme – but consciously planning to live well; to avoid going through life on autopilot; to avoid accepting a gradual decline in...