Relapse

Everyday life interrupted by a relapse in chronic illness

A tongue in cheek examination of how to fill the days

Just when I thought I had the hang of my illness

Energy drinks are not the fix-all they may seem

Filling the days and learning new skills

What to do with "get well soon" flowers

Baths are surprising tiring, and may be the main activity of a whole day

Practice getting enough rest

Catching up on reading about my illness

Coping with the weather

My chronic illness can strike me in new and surprising ways

When my entire wardrobe became pyjamas and inspirational comfortwear

What does chronic illness feel like?

Chronic illness is holding pattern, waiting for something better to come along

The closest I come to experiencing the outside world

Everything I learnt about comfort I learnt from my cat

Cleaning my teeth sometimes is just too much

Chronic illness means taking care of my own haircuts

Finding that last energy drink

Making a cup of tea can be exhausting

Sharing the bed with my cat

Getting out of bed on the wrong side

Getting to the door for a delivery can be tiring and cause confusion

Making the bed - just too hard to cope with

Every day tasks never seem to get done

Looking for some security and comfort, so make a sofa fort

Just can't face the day

Relaxing with a DVD

Collecting the post can be the longest walk of the day

Inviting people over for dinner can be too much some days. Get delivery food.

When someone wishes you a healthy new year, and you hear elfy new year

Always beating the cat to a snooze on the sofa