How Viruses Affect Those With Chronic Illness
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by Bethan Jones
2M ago
To healthy people, a cold is a minor inconvenience. To someone living with a weakened immune system it can mean so much more. Since covid, people have more of an appreciation of how bad symptoms can be, but with chronic illness, any mild cold can become deadly, or at least severe. You can feel like ..read more
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Being Open About Health Helped Me Come To Terms With Chronic Illness
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by Bethan Jones
5M ago
Being open about my health has been a massive journey. Before diagnosis, I kept quiet as anyone I was open to wouldn’t believe me. I started to think I was going crazy and I wasn’t actually ill, and after diagnosis that continued for a while. I knew it wasn’t good for me, keeping everything internalised ..read more
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Fibromyalgia and ME
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by Bethan Jones
6M ago
Fibromyalgia is a part of me,I didn't realise how much it could be.It's not just this condition I have to live with,I also deal with ME. ME makes my fatigue a separate entity, But it doesn't change my identity. I do my best with what I've got, But it's difficult to deal with mentally. Sometimes ..read more
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Chronic Illness Doesn’t Vanish Just Because I Have Plans
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by Bethan Jones
7M ago
Chronic illness doesn't vanishJust because I have plansIt doesn't stop so I can liveWhen my schedule gets filled When I am busy in my lifeMy health takes a back seatI need to focus on my plansNot on how I'm feeling But that's when my health takes a diveMy fatigue starts to showIt won't be forgotten ..read more
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Losing My Mind
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by Bethan Jones
7M ago
Some days I feel like I am losing my mindI can't seem to form sentencesThe words don't make any senseAnd I know others can tell Those days I stumble and can't seem to focusEverything in me seems to stopI forget what I'm doingWhat I was trying to say Some days I feel like others think ..read more
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6 Top Tips for Living with Chronic Illness
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by Bethan Jones
8M ago
Follow my blog on Facebook… Follow my blog on Twitter… Follow my blog on Instagram… Follow my blog on Pinterest… Looking for escapism? My debut historical fiction novel, Marian, is out now ..read more
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Adjustments in the Workplace
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by Bethan Jones
10M ago
It can be scary even thinking about broaching the subject of your health to your line manager. You may worry that they won’t be understanding and will use it against you. Thankfully there are laws in place to protect those with disabilities. You may think they will treat you differently if they find out. You ..read more
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Being a Published Author with Chronic Illness
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by Bethan Jones
1y ago
This has been a passion project since I was 15 years old. On the 29th July 2022, I get to call myself a published author! I never thought someone would actually want to publish the novel I worked on for 10 years, but here I am. At the age of 28, I am living my ..read more
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My Experience of the Access Card
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by Bethan Jones
1y ago
The access card is a card you can apply for if you are living with a disability. It can be used to prove disability and receive assistance without having to bring loads of documentation. It comes with different symbols depending on your access needs. I use mine for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and find ..read more
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The Worst Thing About Fatigue
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by Bethan Jones
2y ago
The worst thing about fatigue Is the constant tiredness The fuzzy head that means I need to rest The realisation that I can’t do everything I want The worst thing about fatigue Is the inability to function The reality of having to rest The fact I feel judged for doing less The worst thing about ..read more
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