Relationships and Chronic Pain
I recently did a post about pain management. Someone raised the question on the post of ‘how can I communicate my pain to my partner effectively?’
Chronic Illness Exercise – Do you mourn your previous regime?
What’s your relationship with exercise? Has it changed over the years? Did a chronic illness diagnosis change your approach?
The Lonely Chronic Illness Life
Living with a chronic illness can sometimes be lonely. It can be difficult for friends and family to really understand how we are feeling and why we don’t ‘get better’. It drives me crazy when people say ‘you just need a good night sleep’ – like it’s a miracle cure.
What people don’t see when you live with a chronic illness
What’s it like when you go out out – if you do go out out? Is there a lot of preparation and organisation involved? I have friends who don’t have EDS or chronic illness. They fill their weekends with activities from morning till night – doing multiple things in one day. And they don’t seem that tired.
Living with Ehlers-Danlos – a life in two halves
Like many of us, I used to see my life in two halves. Pre motherhood, I lived with symptoms on a daily basis like muscular pain, daily migraines, digestive issues (diagnosed as IBS aged 12). I thought everyone had issues every day. But I held a full-time job in Human Resources, studied at university after a full day at work for my Master’s degree and arrived home at 10pm at night. I’d get up the next day and do it all again. Looking back, I can only imagine doing this lifestyle.
If you have hypermobility, pillow struggle is a real thing
Pillow struggle is a thing. Is there the perfect pillow to hypermobile necks that will help prevent neck and shoulder pain? This is the number one non-movement related question I get emails and questions about.
Pelvic Floor Health in Hypermobility
Pelvic floor function in hypermobility is a big topic. Leave me a comment below if you have ever had issues with your pelvic floor tissues. It comes up a great deal with my clients. Many hypermobile people experience a hypertonic pelvic floor with often debilitating symptoms. Both women and men.
Returning to Health – Our Personal Virus Experience in 2020
2020 was an incredibly challenging year for everyone on so many levels. With a history of pneumonia and bronchiectasis I was naturally worried about catching the virus. When things became serious in the UK, my family practised strict isolation. We limited our visits to the supermarket, we washed our hands constantly and carried hand sanitiser when we did go out. We even left our post for 2 days before opening it to limit any exposure.
Enjoy a Zebrastrong Christmas on us
Want to take control of your hypermobility in 2021?
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Am I Doing This Exercise Right? Progress Not Perfection Wins Every Time.
We’ve probably all ventured into the previously unknown world of online exercise during these unusual times. When our regular gym or Pilates classes closed (or still remain closed), if you wanted to stay healthy and exercise safely you probably turned to YouTube for inspiration. Or maybe you became a regular on Zoom with your regular teacher.