The long-distance sibling

The day I found out about my youngest sibling, I was in a bad mood. I can't remember why. I sought out a cup of tea that would put the world to rights. As I was stirring the finishing touches into my day-saving drink, I realised my parents were staring at me from across the … Continue reading The long-distance sibling

Advertisements

A coeliac in disguise: Living with an undiagnosed autoimmune disease

When I was little, I was really little. I was pale, small, and stick-thin. I was inches shorter than all of my friends, and promised a growth-spurt that never came. My eyes wore constant dark circles. And I was always sick. I didn't know it, but I was suffering from coeliac disease, and would live with it, undiagnosed, until … Continue reading A coeliac in disguise: Living with an undiagnosed autoimmune disease