The weather is giving me a bit of a rough time

Today I thought I would start another blog as I’ve not wrote one for a while and it’s not because I didn’t want to, unfortunately since December I’ve been fighting with my chronic illness.

Since Christmas I have been stuck in my house suffering chronic pain and fatigue, but I did manage to go out on the 12th January for a couple of hours and again on the 14th. However that night at 4am early hours I went down with a rotten virus which then set my VLCAD off again, as the body is using extra calories to try fight the virus which has now left me with full body chronic pain as well as all the cold virus symptoms on top.

People who suffer with chronic illness don’t like to show how and what we really look like on a bad day, but I’ve come to that stage in my life where I feel people need to see how it affects us.

Today this is me full of a cold and chronic pain with VLCAD and lack of sleep from last two nights. …. Attractive ah lol, but this is what real life chronic illness does to me.


On a possitive note I still smile, laugh and a very determined person for it not to bring me down, after all I say I’m very lucky and blessed as I have an amazing husband who is my carer and also two amazing boys aged 10 and 7 who also look after their mummy.

I would like to say for anyone out there suffering any chronic health issue and feeling pretty rough and down, please talk and share how you feel, its amazing what a good cry and sharing how you feel with your loved ones or friends can help your emotions … I may smile alot but I also do cry alot too and there is no shame in that.

Today will consist of sleep and pain relief and my emergency regime for VLCAD, but I will write an update blog in a few days.


Hi My Name is Gemma, I am one of the founders. I am the wife to Adam, and mum to our boys as well as a retired Nurse. Hi My Name is Adam, I am one of the founders. I am husband to Gemma and father to our boys.

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