#How To Piss Off Disabled People

A Chronic Spoonful


This week, one of the trending, or popular, hashtags on Twitter was #HowToPissOffDisabledPeople.

Disabled people (which includes people with chronic disease) were listing phrases that abled people said, or things that they did, that annoyed them.

These are things that I’m sure many abled people say, without thinking. Or even, sometimes, thinking that they are being kind, or sympathetic.

Positive Thanks? I mean… I’m a whole human, with complex emotions. Just because I have disabilities and chronic illness, doesn’t mean I have to be negative and depressed all the time.

The problem with this is, these comments aren’t kind. They betray a sense of privilege, and end showing us that you think we are different, and not in a good way.

All of this is bad Just… All of this… 😒

If you are disabled, you will be used to hearing advice that is meant to be “helpful.” “Helpful” comments and “advice” that is given…

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I was asked by a former work colleague, what it feels like to have and hide all of my medical conditions . They explained they had a good idea of Multiple Sclerosis although when it comes to an Ileostomy and Pyoderma Gangrenosum they weren't too sure what these were, until Google helped them discover more.... Continue Reading →

"When you breakdown life, your life, a picture will come into focus. A picture of a Rollercoaster. All human beings have moments of great height, followed by great lows. Some of the time you're moving very fast!! While other times you are moving slowly, anticipating what may come next.  I am not going to over... Continue Reading →

"These three words are prevalent, although I work hard to change their context."

Swimming Through Brain Fog

A very relatable experience to mine.

A Chronic Spoonful

On Tuesday, I decided to make my husband his favourite cheesecake. It’s a chocolate chip cookie one, with a base of cookie, and more cookie bits baked throughout.

Now, I usually bake it in a glass Pyrex dish lined with baking paper. This time, I forgot the paper. I was so tired by the end of my baking, and my brain felt so foggy, that I just didn’t think about it. I kept looking at it, thinking the whole thing looked off, but yet couldn’t figure it out.

As soon as my husband came home, he asked why I hadn’t used the paper. Oh. Duh.

This is the unfortunate reality of life with chronic disease. Fatigue, pain, medication, and even malnutrition (in my case) causes brain fog.


Brain fog is exactly how it sounds. It’s when your brain feels like it’s swimming in a sea of fog, and you can’t…

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Through the journey of my life I have adapted to changing circumstances, I have written about such changes previously. Rather than again explaining how "drastically" my life has changed through living with an Ileostomy, Multiple Sclerosis and Pyoderma Gangrenosum I thought it worth while to share the somewhat smaller things that have changed. Keep in... Continue Reading →

When we think of friendship, we usually think of the people in our lives who have seen us through thick and thin. The people who we have perhaps grown up with, gone to school or university with, travelled with, played sports with or worked with for years. We think of the people who we expect […]... Continue Reading →

“To Live with Multiple Sclerosis, I Must Adapt To Live with Multiple Sclerosis”

If you are a film buff such as myself, you may recognize this saying from the early 90s action movie "Point of No Return". This phrase is used in the context of mentally de-escalating a difficult situation to avoid conflict. As an assassin, the character would say this to herself to remain present and focussed... Continue Reading →

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