Earlier this week, Olivia Newton-John made news headlines for saying that she was grateful to have fought breast cancer. That statement, understandably, shocked many people. Cancer is a horrible, evil thing that effects every single person in some way - whether it's losing someone, supporting someone who has lost someone or battling it themselves. For someone … Continue reading Why I appreciate my illness
You may know by now that Cystic Fibrosis affects the lungs. This is correct, but you should know that the disease is not just a lung disease. From my previous posts you may have realised that my liver and digestive system (thus, height and weight) are also affected quite badly. The CF Trust are now working hard to promote … Continue reading Things you may not know about Cystic Fibrosis
So this isn't something I'd usually write about, but I suppose it's good to get it out somehow. Today, I cried. Quite a lot and quite continuously. I felt it coming and I couldn't stop it. I couldn't stop it when I started and I couldn't stop it the second or the third time either. … Continue reading It’s Okay not to be Okay
I spend a lot of time on social media, I'm not going to deny it, but lately I've seen so much being posted about people's conditions and I can't help but find myself thinking 'is there nothing else you want to talk about'? https://twitter.com/BSpparks/status/541009021709594624 Believe me, I am sympathetic to everyone who suffers from something, … Continue reading Identity – Be more than your condition.
The topic of assisted suicide has been discussed in the news a lot recently as the Dignity in Dying campaign has spread their message. It is currently illegal for someone to be assisted in dying in the UK, even if they are suffering from a terminal illness. This means people have to suffer and have no way … Continue reading Assisted Suicide
This week (7-13th July) is National Transplant Week and the world has taken to social media to join in with the campaign. #SpellItOut encourages people to spell out their decision about organ donation in a creative way and upload the picture to the website or another social media site. The idea is to make the … Continue reading Organ Donation