Category Archives for "Favourite Things"

Spoonie Gift Guide: My Summer Survival Kit Items

Summer Survival Kit, ChronicallyHopeful
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Gift Guides

You could think of this post as a type of spoonie gift guide if you have a chronically ill friend you'd like to bless. I'm really excited to share some great items I've been using this summer and thought it would be a good time to share them now so that if you have Amazon Prime, you could take advantage of some amazing savings if you do your shopping this week because Prime Day is starting on Monday and lasts for 36 hours! 

I know this isn't a sales website, I don't often do these types of posts, but I love shopping on Amazon due to the convenience and the huge range of items available to me without having to leave my bed and I would like to share these great items with you if they might be beneficial to you or somebody you love - taking advantage of a massive sale event like Prime Day is just a bonus!

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Gift guide: what to buy for your chronically ill friends, part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Gift Guides

I'm so excited to share this third part of my spoonie gift guide, I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I am! I only planned on 3 parts, but if I think of enough cool gift ideas, I might make more. I know it's Christmas season now, but these gifts would be great for birthdays or house warming too.

If you missed the previous gift guides, click here for part 1 and to catch up on part 2, click here. Happy shopping!

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Gift guide: what to buy for your chronically ill friends, part 2

Gift guide, what to buy for spoonies, BLOG
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Gift Guides

I know many people find such joy in shopping for gifts. They start shopping months in advance and they buy the most thoughtful, personalised gifts anybody would love, that's not me. I'm so unorganised! 

If you're anything like me, you've waited till the last minute to do your gift shopping. Whether it's for a birthday, Christmas or a house warming gift, I just cannot get it done unless it's right around the corner and then I might just give up altogether because I'm useless at choosing gifts, it actually stresses me out.

I hope that this series will help any other hopeless gifters out there, I know these are things that I could use and would love to receive, and I know that other chronically ill people will love them too. Happy shopping!

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Gift guide: what to buy for your chronically ill friends

Gift guide, what to buy for spoonies, Christmas BLOG
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Gift Guides

It can be quite tricky deciding what to buy your friends with chronic illness because of all the limitations and intolerances we often have. What would be useful and not harmful in their condition?

There are many lists out there, and they're all slightly different depending on the condition they're tailored for, so I'm making a list of the things I would have loved to receive over the years of being housebound.

I have chronic fatigue and chronic pain as my main symptoms and I struggle with sensory over-stimulation and occasionally anxiety, so anybody with ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia and even those with Migraines and Arthritis might appreciate these items. 

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MSM for Chronic Pain Relief

MSM for chronic pain relief BLOG

I’ve had quite a few people ask what I’m using for pain management. One of my favourite things since falling ill is MSM. It is my one staple since I first heard about it and it’s potential to help the body heal from all sorts of things.

It is sometimes referred to as the “miracle supplement” and also the “beauty mineral” because it is so beneficial in so many areas. One of the reasons for this is that MSM makes our cell walls more permeable, meaning that toxins can be more easily removed and nutrients can more easily be absorbed.Continue reading

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