Warm, comforting and the best remedy for chronic pain – the yuyu bottle

So if you don’t already know I suffer from a chronic and invisible illness called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome…..which I’ve spoken about previously and it’s recently getting worse.

Due to this pain in my veins, I find it very hard to find a medication that will work and luckily heat helps me and relaxes me.

Today I was driving home and I could feel my arm was becoming increasingly weak, my pulse was going all over the place and I couldn’t breathe. Pain was going down all of my left arm and I just pulled over and cried.

I got home as quickly as I could, took my make up off, got in my pj’s and I know it’s the middle of summer but I had to get my yuyu bottle.

Last Christmas my parents bought me the most amazing present that anyone I think with a chronic illness should have.

The yu yu bottle.

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Yes I am in a lot of pain, but I am smiling.


This is a tough blog post that I have been putting off for some time, but I feel that this is an entry that I just have to get off my shoulders.

I am in pain. I am in pain every day and I wear a big smile. I am fed up of people only sympathising if someone can physically see someone is in pain.

I know a lot of people are suffering in pain, and we all do not know each other’s struggles and we all have to support each other, but sometimes I just need a huge hug to say its going to be alright.

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But you don’t look unwell… living with pain

invisisible-illness-catYou see people in pain every day and sometimes they can be visible and sometimes not. I am in the “not” section. I first started becoming unwell in around about 2007. I have in the past 7 years found that I have a number of conditions, but at the end of the day you really have to think to yourself…….. someone is a lot lot worse off than you! I thought I would talk about my pains of the day lol, thoracic outlet syndrome.

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