Anonymous said: Hi. You don't know me and I don't know you, and I can't even imagine how it is to live with RA, and I just wanted to tell you that I showed your blog to my mum who suffers from RA and fibromyalgia among other things, and she cried because you introduced her to the Spoon Theory and she'd never had a way to explain herself before. Just, thank you.

This is absolutely beautiful, thank you xx

Anonymous said: Hope you're okay lovely one, I miss you comic but I miss you more :-(

I am going okay, honestly don’t worry about me! I apologise for the lack of comics. I am having issues with the app I used, and I am out of ideas :(

Good news! The post that was stolen and reposted (someone else claimed it as their own) has been removed off tumblr 100%
Thanks for all your support! There will be a comic soon :) xo

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ancientnorthmartian said: Hello! I saw your blog on the spoonies map, hope you don't mind me messaging you. I'm wondering if you know any chronic illness bloggers in Sydney or NSW. There's no one in Sydney mapped. Thank you!!

SYDNEY AND NSW BLOGGERS :)

thepillowfortuk:

In the first issue of The Pillow Fort Magazine:
- 46 beautiful, individually designed pages
- 19 submissions (articles, photography, comics and more) from young people around the world with chronic illnesses
- Just some of the things inside: travelling with chronic illness; improving your mornings; yoga stretches; adjusting to temporary remission; the effects of invisible illness; the fantasy of fresh starts; and readjusting dreams.
This magazine has been several months in the making and I’m confident it won’t disappoint!
Get your copy here and please share widely! 
Oh, and if you become an affiliate, you get 35% of every issue sold through your unique link - so please help me spread the word! 

80 Year Old Teenager Comics has been featured in its’ first magazine! This magazine is outstanding and I highly encourage everyone to purchase it :) xx

thepillowfortuk:

In the first issue of The Pillow Fort Magazine:

- 46 beautiful, individually designed pages

- 19 submissions (articles, photography, comics and more) from young people around the world with chronic illnesses

- Just some of the things inside: travelling with chronic illness; improving your mornings; yoga stretches; adjusting to temporary remission; the effects of invisible illness; the fantasy of fresh starts; and readjusting dreams.

This magazine has been several months in the making and I’m confident it won’t disappoint!

Get your copy here and please share widely! 

Oh, and if you become an affiliate, you get 35% of every issue sold through your unique link - so please help me spread the word! 

80 Year Old Teenager Comics has been featured in its’ first magazine! This magazine is outstanding and I highly encourage everyone to purchase it :) xx

Caption: Holidays

Thinking: What day is it? Have I taken my meds? ….Sunday?

Iphone: 1.15pm Monday January 13th 2014

Caption: Holidays

Thinking: What day is it? Have I taken my meds? ….Sunday?

Iphone: 1.15pm Monday January 13th 2014

Anonymous said: Hi Bianca! I want to use one of your comics for an upcoming post on RA Rainbow (rarainbow. wordpress. com). Is that okay? I will credit you of course! :) Thanks! - RA Rainbow

Awesome yes please! Sorry I only saw this now!

Anonymous said: Hey! I've written to you before for advice and it was always very helpful (thanks!) :) I'm in a new relationship and don't really know how/when to tell him about my illnesses. It seems wrong to just casually mention it but I also don't want to make a big deal out of it. He's very shy and just doesn't dare to ask about my meds etc. Should I just say "Don't you wonder why I'm taking so many meds?" or should I keep it to myself? What would you do? xo

hey lovely, thanks for writing to me :) 

I know its a big concern among many chronically ill people is telling their  boyfriend/girlfriend about their condition. It is obviously better to have a stable friendship before progressing into something more, but this does not always happen. regardless of that, I personally think it is important to let your partner know about your condition. There is no need to disclose this information on the first few times you see them, but as you before closer, they will need to be aware of your illness and the limitations that come with it. Educating your bf/gf is also very important. They will likely have a lot of questions, especially if you are living with a condition not widely known about. 

if you want to, tell them. But like I said, it doesn’t have to be something you bring up in the beginning. These conditions are a part of you, you live with them everyday. This is why I think it is important to tell this person. But it is your own choice :)

how to bring it up is up to you. You could just tell them that you have this/these illness/es and you feel as though it is important that they are aware.

let me know how you go, best of luck xx

Preparing doctors before YOUR surgery.

Doctor: “Now I am your anaesthetist for your surgery; I understand you are on meds?” 

I got my wisdom teeth out surgically yesterday! So I had to check with every single doctor/surgeon that they were aware of my meds and possible problems.

Preparing doctors before YOUR surgery.

Doctor: “Now I am your anaesthetist for your surgery; I understand you are on meds?”

I got my wisdom teeth out surgically yesterday! So I had to check with every single doctor/surgeon that they were aware of my meds and possible problems.

Trying to explain your disease to someone who doesn’t understand. 
Speech bubble: my disease means that I…
(Thought): doesn’t get it

Recommended by anon :)

Trying to explain your disease to someone who doesn’t understand.
Speech bubble: my disease means that I…
(Thought): doesn’t get it

Recommended by anon :)