After a discussion with a work colleague regarding the donation of blood and how he still wasn't able to donate the life changing unit (Yes - He's Gay!) After being left, shall we say frustrated and furious about the current situation, I decided to have a little look into it. We’ve all see the campaigns run by the NHS Blood…

Have you ever just wanted to be in someone else’s head to know what they think and how they feel? I've always felt like this with my kids for different reasons but recently I've been wanting just to get out of my head. So I'm going to try to explain what goes on in my head when I have a…

All of us, men and women, are constantly under so much pressure to look a certain way.  Fit. Thin. Skinny. Toned. Healthy. Happy.  We have to be all of these things and living all of our lives through social media puts us all under so much pressure. My own relationship with my appearance isn't great. I have always felt insecure about how…

I see everyone writing about their blogging stats, eg how many followers they have on each platform or how many views they get in a year on their blog. However, I thought I would try writing statistics which are something completely different to that.     If you didn't know already from reading my blog, I have Cystic Fibrosis. Which…

Dear Donna, I’m hoping this is something you can give me advice on because you always look so toned and healthy. To put it bluntly: I eat my feelings. When I’m sad / stressed / bored I eat and as a result I’ve always been overweight. Up until about a year ago I was accepting of being slightly chunky because I had a…

Motherhood is an unpredictable journey. When I found out I was pregnant, all the obvious thoughts came to mind. Will it be a boy or a girl? Who will they look like? How much will they weigh? Aaah, labour! Of course, every expecting mother wants, first and foremost, for the baby to be healthy and what's otherwise considered 'normal', knowing…

This post has been a long time coming, but I simply didn't have the confidence to start writing. As a young teenager I ALWAYS suffered badly with my periods and finding the right contraception for me. Microgynon worked from a young age up until my early 20's when I started to get periods every other week. I then tried the IUD…

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there and I will tell you about how I became ..... anxiety-ridden... (not quite the fun ending you hoped for? Same). So, on a serious note, I thought it would be best to start off with…

With the weather starting to warm up, I can’t help but hate this time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I love feeling the sun on my skin, but I dread having to wear clothes where I have to show a little bit more skin. There is really no escaping having to wear a skirt or dress, and this makes…

I never really know how to tell people I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (T.O.S). Whenever I do tell people, they seem to just look at me blankly as if they’re thinking: “but you don’t look like you have a disability”; “but you’re a swimmer?” or “that’s a bit extra for pins and needles”.  How do you tell someone who you’ve…