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Sexaayyyy... These masks are coming in handy... πŸ˜‚I've been ill all week with a virus, spent the last couple of days on a strict drug, water and vitamin regime so am feeling a bit better but thought I'd wear this on the road trip to a celebration of life festival so I don't cough on the girls in the car 😝 #itsacrohnslife #facemask #sickgirl #chronicillness #roadtrip

I know u all have seen post that I have been working out a bit and getting to a healthier me well it's time to change my diet as well. It's not that I always eat unhealthy but I do tend to over do it on the condiments and empty calories, not to mention I like to eat and eat more then a normal portion size. When I am sick in a flare I am unable to eat & if I do eat it, I can't keep it down. So when I can eat I do & I eat as much and whatever I want. It's the little things. Something I enjoy more then I should. Trying to condition myself back to a healthy eating habit. Also learning what my body will b ok with! With crohns, a healthy diet isn't exactly healthy for u! Here's to new ventures! 🍸#cheers #crohnie #crohnswarrior #spoonie #chrinicallyawesome #chronicallyill #itsacrohnslife #livelifebeautiful #healthyme

Listening to music to relax. I've been dealing with a lot of stress lately and I'm just trying to maintain a positive attitude and not drown xp if anyone likes rock or rockish type music I highly recommend this song/band. I just recently started listening and I love them so far β™₯. #itsacrohnslife #crohnsdisease #crohns #IBD #autoimmunedisease #stressed #justkeepswimming #ourlastnight #scaredofchange #music

Treasuring these moments with your bestie, curled on her bed with a film (& I had fluffy Santa socks).
Sometimes it's all someone needs to heal a little #loveyou
-------------------------------------------------- #bestfriends #chronicillness #film #bed #autumn #sunday #lunch #friends #itsacrohnslife

This is soooo me!! 🀣😴@Regrann from @itsacrohnslife - Absolute spoonie feels πŸ˜‚ "yea do you have more energy in me morning or evenings?" Me: 😳 hahaha I made it through yoga tonight though πŸ’ͺ🏼 it was tough and I had to do a few on the easier poses/ pretend I just needed to sort out my top or hair πŸ˜‚ but it has definitely made me feel better having a scheduled bit of exercise as opposed to trying to motivate myself at other times/ postpone everything until 'later' because I feel rubbish then realise several weeks have passed... πŸ™ˆ doing a bit of scheduled exercise that your body can handle can honestly make such a difference, even just to your mood a self confidence 😊 #itsacrohnslife #exhaustedpigeon #funny #aintthatthetruth #spoonielife #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicfatigue #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #yoga #exercise #crohnswarrior #chronicwarrior #healingjourney

Just a reminder for you all πŸ’— no matter what life throws at you, you are still fabulous 😘 the first of my positive reminder series because everyone needs a little reminding of how great they are even when their life feels like it is filled with rubbish #itsacrohnslife #spoonie #spoonielove #spooniestrong #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chronicillness #autoimmunedisease

I had a lovely day yesterday celebrating this beautiful couples wedding. After 15 years of friendship I got to witness a wonderful friend marrying her soulmate ❀️ I loved all the little details and the amazing car 😍 I made it through to the end (with the help of my comfy wedged shoes that seem to be coming out all the time I need some heels) and enjoyed some yummy veggie food and even a bit of dancing #wedding #love #friendship #itsacrohnslife #spoonielife #joy

Doing some reading today: Jini Patel Thompson's 'Listen To Your Gut'. #itsacrohnslife #listentoyourgut #crohns #ibd #lifebeyondcrohns #naturalhealing

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When you can't eat much but you want to get some vitamins etc in you! These smoothies have fruit, some of which has been pressed, and has other great ingredients like flax seeds, echinacea, wheatgrass and matcha! πŸ˜‹ I always water my juices down and mainly drink water on its own throughout the day so these will last me quite a few days. I would prefer to just eat loads of fresh fruit or make my own but I can't handle it right now πŸ˜‚ #itsacrohnslife #smoothie #recharge #invigorate #fruity #echinacea #flaxseeds #wheatgrass #matcha #vitamins #nutrients #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicpainlife #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness

Keep learning and building with new tools that can help you through this life πŸ’ͺ🏼 stress is probably one of the lesser 'symptoms' of chronic illness when we look and evaluate ourselves but it can have such a massive impact on our healing journey. There are so many generally stressful things in life and having chronic illnesses just piles a load more stress on top but we tend not to identify it as something we can deal with separate to our other symptoms. We could maybe learn to be more mindful of our reactions and thought processes to see if it is any help- I'm trying to give it a go anyway! πŸ˜‚#itsacrohnslife #mindful #mindfullness #reading #combatstress #healingjourney #happiness #wellbeing #learning #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #ibd #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgiawarrior

Green Pea Fusilli is quite a good gluten free pasta alternative when you still want the convenience of pasta without the gluten overload. I was surprised but it actually tastes of peas πŸ™ˆ Who'd have thought it πŸ˜‚ #itsacrohnslife #glutenfree #pastaalternative #peafusilli #greenpea #convinient #cooking #easycooking #napolina #vegan #crohns #crohnsdisease #cookingforcrohns #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #healingjourney #guthealth

When you play scrabble with @abibleackley and co but you both can't seem to get more than a 4 letter word except by adding onto someone else's... or 3 sometimes... and the low point was 2 letters πŸ™ˆ just blame it on brain fog πŸ˜‚ or jet lag for you Abi! We were playing with some better players but I liked our words the most 😝 #itsacrohnslife #scrabble #boardgames #friendshipgoals πŸ˜‚ #friendstime #brainfog #lostforwords #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicwarrior #itsnotlikewegotdegreesoranything πŸ™„

True story πŸ˜‚ I'm having a hard time realising that it's the middle of July in 2017! It takes quite a lot to get through each week with chronic illnesses and sometimes I think my head is stuck in pre illness time and I'm just waiting to wake up or to get better so I can have more of what resembles a normal life 😝 I have made massive improvements in my health and so there are several things I am slowly working on to help me get where I want to be and I'm hoping I'll be able to look back on the last year and see some progress but right now I have no clue what to say when people ask questions about my life because I don't stop to think about it, I'm too focused on simply getting by as even with improvements I am still unfortunately sick πŸ™ˆ #itsacrohnslife #chronicillnesslife #chronicpain #chronicillness #funny #spoonielife #spoonie #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness

Sexaayyyy... These masks are coming in handy... πŸ˜‚I've been ill all week with a virus, spent the last couple of days on a strict drug, water and vitamin regime so am feeling a bit better but thought I'd wear this on the road trip to a celebration of life festival so I don't cough on the girls in the car 😝 #itsacrohnslife #facemask #sickgirl #chronicillness #roadtrip

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Literally and metaphorically β›ˆ look for rainbows, learn to dance in the rain and all that jazz. But sometimes it is hard to be positive in the middle of a storm but the storm will always break and the sun will shine for a while, even if you have to do something to make it shine β˜€οΈ it feels like storms are coming today because it's been so muggy here. I got bitten on my ankle by something and had a reaction even though I never have done before, and the swelling was spreading so I was panicking a bit and was going to need antibiotics if the swelling kept spreading, but took a couple of doses of Piriton yesterday, which gave me headaches and sent me to sleep, but the swelling has gone back down this morning whoop whoop πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #itsacrohnslife #stormsdontlastforever #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgiawarrior

Eating lunch in the sunshine is always a healer πŸ˜‹ lunch in the garden at ask Italian a couple of days ago- the last couple of days I've been in bed with fluey symptoms and thinking about this vegan aubergine pasta dish and fresh lemonade 😍 ask have a separate vegan menu with a couple of nice options- not that inventive but nice! #itsacrohnslife #askitalian #healingjourney #sunshine #vitamind #nutrition #vegan #formyhealth #yummy #aubergine #pasta #crohns #crohnsdisease #chronicpain #chronicillness #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #spoonie #spoonielife #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #vegansofig

Literally and metaphorically β›ˆ look for rainbows, learn to dance in the rain and all that jazz. But sometimes it is hard to be positive in the middle of a storm but the storm will always break and the sun will shine for a while, even if you have to do something to make it shine β˜€οΈ it feels like storms are coming today because it's been so muggy here. I got bitten on my ankle by something and had a reaction even though I never have done before, and the swelling was spreading so I was panicking a bit and was going to need antibiotics if the swelling kept spreading, but took a couple of doses of Piriton yesterday, which gave me headaches and sent me to sleep, but the swelling has gone back down this morning whoop whoop πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #itsacrohnslife #stormsdontlastforever #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgiawarrior

A bit of light reading this afternoon (it's actually a huge book πŸ™ˆ) whilst getting some vitamin D in the garden β˜€οΈI was a bit shocked at the title but I guess it gets people talking (and buying!) and it is well worth a read into how the right nutrition can prevent and reverse some diseases and actually the science behind how certain foods can help or hinder specific symptoms and ailments. There's nothing really on auto immune diseases but from everything I've read the advice would be a very similar diet unless you have to avoid certain foods when you are already sick with an autoimmune condition. #itsacrohnslife #reading #keeplearning #hownottodie #sunshine #vitamind #nutrition #healingjourney #plantbased #eatmoreplants #lessprocessed #morenatural #reversingdisease #plantpower #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #spoonie #invisibleillness #fightingdisease #makeachoicetomakeachange #vegan #dairyfree #meatfree

πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‚ gotta be able to laugh at the weirdest sh*t when you have a chronic illness (sometimes literally) and we've got to learn to cope somehow. We've been making it through 100% of our days so far, one way of another, and sometimes with some really weird coping mechanisms, anyone got any really odd ones? πŸ˜‚ #itsacrohnslife #funny #copingmechanisms #darkhumor #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior #fibromyalgiawarrior

Lovely walks and blue skies ❀️ get out into nature and take a breather πŸ’œ #itsacrohnslife #walking #sunshine #london #enjoytheoutdoors #natureishealing #healingjourney #chronicpain #chronicillness

πŸ’€Sleepy SaturdayπŸ’€
So I actually listened to that decrepit body of mine and let myself sleep in again today. Roll on our seaside trip tomorrow to break up my monotonous week at home #itsacrohnslife #lifeofacrohnie

πŸ˜‚ I'm having a good day today but have had a few days in the last couple of weeks when this has been the feeling 😝 on top of general symptoms, I've had some symptoms I thought I had kicked to the curb come back, the hot weather seems to flare everything up, and then I've had a lot of clumsiness that nearly tipped me over the edge- I completely smashed my phone screen when I was already having a bad day and I've dropped it 100 times before, and then I burnt my lip with boiling hot water and spent all night with an ice pack on it because it was so painful πŸ™ˆ butttttt I think the hours of ice have meant I've only had a small blister on my lip that's not too painful and a lovely guy with a great little company fixed my phone in his van outside my house so I didn't even have to faff around going into town. Whilst living with a chronic illness (or a few) is pretty much never ending, the other rubbish doesn't necessarily last, you can make it through, some days are just harder than others when everything piles up, but there will be some relief, and I think we are all stronger for it πŸ’ͺ🏼 I just try to work on my own mindset and how I deal with disappointment and stress, it's not the easiest thing to do, but I've been doing a lot of reading and meditation which I think is helping 😊 stay strong spoonies πŸ’œ #itsacrohnslife #funny #stress #clumsy #dearlife #personaldevelopment #reading #meditation #healingjourney

The best chocolate ever... only a few organic, real ingredients and no milk (cow pus or blood) so I can feel like it's kinda healthy 😝 the best way to indulge πŸ˜‹ @boojabooja #itsacrohnslife #bestchocolate #chocolatetruffles #boojabooja #vegan #veganfoodshare #veganchocolate #chronicillness #chronicpain #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #spoonielife #spoonie #treat

When your bed's this comfy, even the sunshine struggles to stop you diving back in! #lifeofacrohnie #nothingbeatsyourownbed
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#sleepyhead #dreamcatcher #bohostyle #bohohome #bohointeriors #comfy #ikenibd #crohn

I did a body combat class yesterday! Basically jumping around boxing thin air, running on the spot, kicking and apparently shouting hi-yah πŸ˜‚ a year ago I had lost all confidence in being able to leave the house, let alone complete an exercise class, and certainly didn't have the strength or energy to leave the house and do an exercise class. I am so grateful for and proud of how far I've come, I have worked so hard and sacrificed a lot to try to get my body feeling a little better, it is not great and I have really bad patches but the majority of the time I currently just have bad days rather than bad months or a bad year! Being able to sometimes exercise once or twice a week helps me feel like my old self and I think can help with pain levels (although need to be careful not to overdo it- I'm in a lot of pain today, the magnesium spray has been out, but I'm happy that a lot of it is exercise pain πŸ˜‚ if I was going to be in pain anyway may as well have worked out if I can muster the energy πŸ’ͺ🏼) Here is my post work out, sweaty, red faced selfie with my big bottle of water I finished and my little towel that I had to use quite a lot. I am hoping I don't face too much of a fall out from this and hope to be able to go again! It's a process and it will probably never end and can be a bit of a rollercoaster journey but it is important to celebrate the highs so they keep you going through the lows. Keep going spoonies πŸ’ͺ🏼 #itsacrohnslife #fitness #fitnessmotivation #sweaty #redface #keepgoing #keepmoving #healingjourney #chronicpain #chronicillness #crohns #crohnsdisease #cfs #me #fibromyalgia #celebratethehighs #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #spoonie #spoonielife #livingwithcrohns #lifebeyondcrohns #livingwithfibromyalgia #nutrition #foodismedicine #vegan #vegangains #chronicwarrior #crohnswarrior #shamelessselfie

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