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[Insert Cliched Blog Title Here]…! // Chronic Illness

Hi everyone! Remember me? I’m Katie, I blog around here. Well, I used to – not so much for the last two months or so! I hold my hands up, things have been pretty quiet round here recently. I’ve still been trying to stay active on social media, but haven’t sat down to blog for ages.  Why? Well, as you know I have a lot of health problems and suffer from chronic illness. I’m always pretty unwell and spend a lot of time bedbound and/or housebound. But life has taken its toll on me in the last month or two.

A few family events, whilst lovely, have left me spending a long time recovering. I’ve been to a couple of beautiful family weddings, and the payback was worth every minute. But it does mean it’s taken me a while to get back to the health (or chronic illness) level I was at before them.

Where I've Been - Health Problems and chronic illness me at wedding

Me at my Uncle’s Wedding (Dress: Simply Be, Sprinkle of Glitter range)

When you have chronic illness, the slightest thing can have a knock-on effect.  Just one day of significantly overdoing things can leave you with weeks of symptoms – more fatigue, increased pain and a reduction in stamina.  I knew these weddings were coming up for quite a while beforehand, and they were of very close family members.  I generally try not to overdo it or push myself too far, but sometimes I have to take the decision to just go ahead.  When it’s something really important, that will leave me with memories for a lifetime, I think the payback is worth it.  Hell…. but worth it!

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Back For Good // Where I’ve Been!

Hey guys

I’ve been dying to get on here and tell you what’s been going on!  If you’re a regular reader, you have probably noticed I haven’t been around for a while.  I haven’t published a new post on the blog since 11 May, which is probably the longest I’ve left between posting since I started blogging!  So where have I been and why?

A Tale of WordPress.com to WordPress.org blog Migration Woes!

Well, I decided quite a while ago to migrate my blog over from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.  If you’re a blogger, you’ll probably understand why I wanted to migrate!  If not, in short, I have a lot more control and options on WordPress.org, meaning I can make my blog even more ‘me’!  I’ve been putting off actually doing it for ages, because I was worried about losing all my content.  Well, luckily that didn’t happen, but my blog did basically break on and off for about a fortnight!  I had loads of issues, from my security certificate showing an error message every time someone came to my blog, to not even being able to log in to do anything on here!  Overall, a stressful nightmare!

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Anyway, now it’s done and I sure ain’t going to be migrating anywhere ever again!  It’d be stressful enough for the average person, but as stress can flare my ME and fibro, it made for even less fun.  Thank god for my husband being a web developer, as it’d still be offline if it wasn’t for him!  So I’m back, with loads of things I want to blog about and show you – expect my posts to be back to their normal schedule (probably plus extra ones as I’ve been dying to share things with you)!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend – I’m back and loving it! 😀