DISABILITY AND SEXUALITY – PART 2

My relationship with my sexuality has always been disorganized, even before I became legitimately disabled by my conditions. I grew up feeling like I needed to fit into a mold I wasn't shaped for, and a body I didn't even understand was objectified by many people around me from a young age.

Valentine Gifts for Spoonies

Valentine's day is approaching, and whether you choose to celebrate it or not - either that be with a partner, or put a platonic twist on it and have a fun filled day to celebrate your love for your best friend, it's always nice to ensure you have put thought and effort into the way you choose to share your love and affection. I like to think I'm a good gift giver, and I absolutely love celebratory holidays, therefore I thought it wise to share some suggestions I have for a fellow spoonie in your life, with an emphasis on independent businesses.

Needing a carer from a sick person’s perspective | ME Association

Hello, my name’s Lori- AKA ‘Bud to Bloom’, a UK based disability, and mental health blogger living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, ME, and a host of other comorbidities.  My journey with chronic illness started at age 13, and like many spoonie warriors it appeared to come from nowhere.  However after a few years I was [...]

Bloom’s recommended – Letter to Pain Management — tearydawn

I don’t know how to articulate my feelings and experiences in the small amount of time that we’re allotted. I wish I could take you home for a few days to see exactly what my life is like and what I go through. It’s not obvious in a half hour appointment where I’m simply sitting […] [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Dating Shouldn’t be a Chronic Pain

Blooms, Over the past few months, I have been relatively busy over the past few months - attending hospital appointments, travelling to Scotland for a family graduation, seeing friends before the uni year commenced, and OH I downloaded Tinder. My experience with Tinder has been interesting - I've had only decent encounters with people who [...]