Being Healthy in your 20s vs Being a Spoonie in your 20s

To be young, wild and free... Often a person is diagnosed with chronic illness when they are young, such as teens or twenties, aka in the "prime" of their life. This not only means you tend to be the youngest person in the doctor's waiting room by a generation or two, but it also means [...]

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Moving Countries with a Chronic Illness

I'm a British girl, who has been living in Europe on and off the past three years (we Brits have a weird thing where we don't always view ourselves as European, but that's a whole can of Brexity worms). I was living in Spain when I was diagnosed with lupus, and had to quit my [...]

Embarrassing Spoonie Moments

Ain't it fun being a spoonie? After juggling all the daily meds, doctor appointments, "normal" symptoms and worrying symptoms - sometimes it gives you an extra kick and you're left feeling red faced. Eventually you learn to shrug these things off, even laugh at the slightly ridiculous things that can only come with being a [...]

Lupus Travel Tips

I love travelling. I was lucky growing up to go on amazing holidays with my family, and I started travelling with friends in undergrad to discover new places, new cultures, and new food. When I was diagnosed with lupus I had to forget travel plans for a while, and one of my biggest concerns (except [...]