Since starting this blog 3 years ago, my mental health has drastically improved for a few reasons: a) I felt that if I was going to write a blog about mental health, I wanted it to be more positive and helpful rather than just write a journal about how shit things were going, so I’ve worked on my own mental health a lot. b) It’s become
The one thing I’ve learnt since being diagnosed with a chronic illness, is that it’s damn hard to keep a job and earn enough money to live when you’re sick a lot. Either you can’t do as many physical tasks at work as you used to be able to, or you’re drained and tired most of the time which makes going out to work incredibly
The last few months have been especially hard on my anxiety and depression. I had surgery for my endometriosis after leaving my second job, I’ve barely been keeping afloat but most of my time has been spent stuck inside with little time outdoors and not much social interaction. Times when I know that I need to leave the house for something, I get panicky and I
My head feels completely empty today, my body feels numb and I just want to sleep and hibernate. I’m no longer sure if that’s because of the Endometriosis/Chronic Fatigue or whether my mind is slowly crumbling back into depression. Maybe it’s both but one thing I do know for certain is that I feel profound guilt because of my chronic illness and my crappy mental health.
Endometriosis can suck a dick! Not only is it the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced but it has literally drained the life out of me. The chronic fatigue that comes with it, feels like a physical form of depression. The pain is excruciating and the emotional distress that follows that pain and all the disappointing doctors appointments and having to cancel everything in my