I am not too good today. I think we all have bad days. After my recent visit to Queens Square to see my neurologist, I feel quite hopeless and let down. It can be very difficult to stay positive all the time especially when you’re in constant pain.

My neurologist kept repeatedly mentioning that what I have is a ‘Chronic illness’. Should I just except this and carry on?

Having a long-term, or chronic, illness can disrupt your life in many ways. You may often be tired and inpain. Your illness might affect your appearance or your physical abilities and independence. You may not be able to work, causing financial problems. For children, chronic illnesses can be frightening, because they may not understand why this is happening to them.These changes can cause stress, anxiety and anger. If they do, it is important to seek help. A trained counselor can help you develop strategies to regain a feeling of control. Support groups might help, too. You will find that you are not alone, and you may learn some new tips on how to cope.

I hope that anyone reading this never has to experience what I am experiencing!

I hope to be more positive next time!

Thank you for reading

Charlotte xx