Welcome to the twenty-second day of the National Health Blog Post Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. Every day during the month of November I will be writing a new blog post related to health and living with a chronic illness based on given prompts provided by WEGO Health.
Today’s post reads:
Favourite Fridays: What are your favourite blogs to read and why?
The first blog that is definitely on my to-read list, is written by a good friend of mine, Anya. The blog is entitled ‘The Patient Patient‘ and is a thought-provoking read, as it not only documents Anya life living with several long-term conditions, but also informs the reader on issues relating to the NH, medicine and the self-management of chronic illness. Anya writes eloquently, and her posts reflect that she is writing about is a topic that she is passionate about. In addition, Anya is hugely involved with organisations that promotes the empowerment and engagement of patients in their own care, and with this work, is able to attend conferences, both as a guest and speaker, and what is great that when writing about these conferences, Anya makes the reader feel a part of the experience. Another aspect of the blog is how many of the posts, are relatable to every person living with a chronic health condition, such as the frustration of waiting for appointments, and recently regarding the search of a wheelchair, which as someone who also now needs to use a wheelchair, is one post I really related to. For anyone who wants to read a blog which is thoughtful, informative and relatable, the surely ‘The Patient Patient’ is for them.
Another favourite blog is mine is ‘Chronically Creative‘, a blog created by a young woman named Emily who battles a number of chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome. What I love about this blog, is that it is not only just about the journey of living with chronic illnesses, which from personal experience I know is incredibly difficult, but is one which offers joy and hope despite illness. And what is more, as someone who has recently engaged with creating a variety of different crafts, the blog also encompasses this with a variety of different posts regarding creativity such as nail art, scrapbooking, card making, baking, and so much more. It is a fantastic blog to read when wanting new inspiration for a new craft project, or wanting to bake something different and so on.
The last blog that is on my to-read list and which is among my favourites is ‘Stumbling in Flats‘. Although I do not suffer from MS, as my condition is neurological and is caused by a brain stem lesion, a lot of the symptoms that I experience is very similar to MS. So, when I read this blog, a lot of the scenarios and experiences that is written, I find that I completely relate to. Also, this blog although about life with multiple sclerosis, which can be difficult, it is however very light-hearted and funny, and can even make you look back at scenarios in your own life, and laugh despite it being embarrassing at the time of the incident! It provides hope beyond the diagnosis of such a long-term health condition, and shows that even with an illness like MS, life can go on just as before, and can live a normal and fun-filled life.
So, those are 3 of my favourite blogs! Do you have any favourite blogs? Any recommended reading? As ever would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions! Comment below…