By a London Girl

A tale of knitting, food, interstitial cystitis and general angst, all homemade in the UK.

sunflowers13:

Spoonie problem:

Just when you think someone in your family might be showing some glimmer of empathy to your symptoms, they cut you off and say “Well everybody’s got problems.”

"We’re lucky that we are all incredibly healthy and no one has any illnesses"

Umm…did you forget about me? Your only child with the chronic illness?

(via mindless-with-fibro)

Everyone do this!!

There’s a lovely lady in Australia doing research into pelvic pain. She’s doing a piloting process of the Pelvic Pain Impact Questionnaire (PPIQ). Anyone with chronic pelvic pain of any description is eligible to take part.

The process will involve you undertaking three surveys over a three week time period. Each survey should take you no longer than ten minutes. I’ve signed up and done the first questionnaire, it’s super quick and it might help to spread the word about pelvic pain and increase the understanding of what it’s really like to live with it!

If you’re interested just send her an email: jane.bowering@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Relax

crimson-twinkie:

Sometimes we become tense without even being aware of it.

The muscles strain and become knotted with worry and stress.

Take some time today to pay attention to your muscles, to your breathing, to how seriously you are taking yourself.

Provide the space to let these things relax. Breathe a few times and visualize the muscles literally unknotting like a tangled rope.

It may improve the rest of your day.

<3

(via tzillah)

classyrevelry:

When you meet a person who has the exact same chronic illnesses as you.

classyrevelry:

When you meet a person who has the exact same chronic illnesses as you.

(via mindless-with-fibro)

Haha! Yeaahh! That would&#8217;ve been good when I walked out the bathroom!! Maybe I&#8217;ll get the bf to do that!! View high resolution

Haha! Yeaahh! That would’ve been good when I walked out the bathroom!! Maybe I’ll get the bf to do that!!

My friend asked me

If I would say yes if my boyfriend asked me to marry him.

And I thought it was kind of weird how excited she got when I said yes.

Because we’ve been going out for 3 1/2 years nearly and we’re living together and I feel like that would be a bit of a weird thing to do if you weren’t serious about someone?!

(And before theories develop, because my other friend got incredibly overexcited and thought he told the other girl he was going to ask me. He isn’t. She lives in New Zealand and they don’t talk to each other.)

Anyway. Yeah, I thought that was strange.

Marry someone who lets you have a bite of their brownie, even when you said you weren’t hungry. Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do. Marry someone who kisses your nose on a cold day. Marry someone who you can watch Disney movies with. Marry someone who is proud of you whether you earn £5 a week or £5,000 a week. Marry someone who you can tell everything to. Marry someone who isn’t afraid or embarrassed to hold your hand in public. Marry someone who lets you take over when decorating a cake. Marry someone who you can spend the day in Ikea with without feeling stressed. Marry someone who wraps you up inside their coat in the winter. Marry someone who accepts your fears and phobias. Marry someone who gives you butterflies every time you hear their key in the door. Marry someone who you don’t always have to shave your legs for. Marry someone who accepts you all day every day, even when you don’t look or feel your best. Marry someone who puts three sugars in your tea, despite telling them “just the two”. Marry someone who doesn’t judge you when you eat your body weight in cookies. Marry someone who doesn’t make you want to check your phone, because you know they will reply. Marry someone who waits with you to get on the train. Marry someone who understands that you need to be alone sometimes. Marry someone who gets on well with your parents and isn’t uptight about family events. Marry someone who calms you down when you get mad about stupid stuff, and never tells you it’s “only stupid stuff”. Marry someone who makes you want to be a better person. Marry someone who makes you laugh. Marry someone who you love. Marry your soulmate, your lover, your best friend.

Note to future self: cinnamon rolls WILL fuck up your bladder.

I found a new tea brand that’s IC friendly!!

Taylor’s of Harrogate - all their tea is caffeine free and has no added sugars! Hurrah!

And they make this awesome spiced apple tea. I have been craving apple tea for weeks and finally found some! :D double hurrah!

I’ve started sewing again!

I’m taking this weekend off to relax and recharge following my exams and essay so I finally cut out the pattern for this dress :) I’m going nautical!

I’m a bit worried now that the fabric isn’t going to suit me but I bought it now so I don’t really have a choice! I’ll just have to give it to someone if it looks awful on!

I think for me it is part of the issue because since I&#8217;ve been eating pretty much nothin but plants when I eat sugary stuff, like even lots of dates or honey, my bladder complains. 

Still. Sometimes you just have to go for it ;) View high resolution

I think for me it is part of the issue because since I’ve been eating pretty much nothin but plants when I eat sugary stuff, like even lots of dates or honey, my bladder complains.

Still. Sometimes you just have to go for it ;)

cuteness-daily:

When someone randomly calls you cute and you just

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(Source: thecutestofthecute, via anaahh326)

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