Health and Disability · Invisible illnesses

The health values of blowing up a balloon that I never guessed at.

Yesterday I put a link to a study looking at the clinical value of blowing up a balloon as part of a physio regime.  Here’s the full study so you can have a read, https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/11247331_10206896100830742_1499992545_n.pdf/The-value-of-blowing-up-a-balloon.pdf?oh=ab4845a2b0e63f52d2cf69af38ffcac0&oe=58AC9EB6&dl=1 but if you want the highlights…read on. I’ve known The North East Body Mechanic (NEBM AKA Steve) for a few months… Continue reading The health values of blowing up a balloon that I never guessed at.

Health and Disability · Invisible illnesses

The realities of life with chronic pain and chronic fatigue.

I have ME/CFS, PBC and fibromyalgia, these are all invisible health conditions that have both visible and invisible implications to my day to day life through the symptoms of chronic pain and chronic fatigue. These symptoms both sound pretty innocuous, and saying you’re in pain and tired doesn’t really sound like much, so I’d like… Continue reading The realities of life with chronic pain and chronic fatigue.