Living with Chronic Illness

5 types of people you’ll encounter if you have a chronic illness

We have probably all put people into categories… ‘the quiet one’, ‘the sporty one’, ‘the funny one’. But since I’ve experienced chronic illness I have started to categorise people differently. Here are 5 people you’ll meet if you have a chronic illness too. 1. The expert This person knows someone with your diagnosis, or knows… Read More 5 types of people you’ll encounter if you have a chronic illness

Living with Chronic Illness

Patient or medical professional: who is the expert?

My relationship with my GP has been difficult in the time leading up to my Fibromyalgia diagnosis and in the period following. But yesterday I experienced a particularly upsetting appointment which led me to consider which of us is the ‘expert’ – patient or professional. Read on for my story.   Medication mix-ups When officially… Read More Patient or medical professional: who is the expert?