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Blogtober 2020 – Sweet Child O Mine

It is day 3 of Blogtober 2020 and todays theme is Sweet Child O Mine.  As I talk about her a lot I am going to introduce C to you all.

Meet C


C is our baby the youngest of our children, this picture was take in November last year.  Just following her 16th birthday and on her birthday surprise.  We took her away on a mini cruise on the Queen Mary II, as we wanted to mark her special birthday and give her happy memories to look back on.

Growing Up

As a child she was happy and very cheeky, she was popular in school and had lots of friends.  She also knew her own mind and would happily play on her own if she did not want to join in games her friends were playing.

C loved school and was always first to put her hand up to help with things, or after school clubs.  She loved being busy and also helping.

Moving to Secondary school, she took it all in her stride and settled down great in her first term.  She was in the top classes and made new friends, alongside old friends from her Primary School.  Her teachers said she was hard working.


After her first term at Secondary School, they broke up for Christmas holidays, which we knew would be welcomed as she was tired.  We assumed it was just the longer days and extra work.  At 11.45pm on New Years Eve whilst we were at friends seeing in the New Year.  C stumbled across the room to me saying her legs hurt and she had a headache, she then collapsed on me as her legs gave way.  We saw the new year in with me cuddling her on the settee.

The Journey Started

C was diagnosed with ME, Fibromyalgia and IIH, if you want to know more or follow her journey I have written about it here. It has been hard, she has lost her friends, we are currently fighting for education if you have a child who is ill you get nothing but extra stress and fights for what a child without an illness gets handed to them automatically.


C has always loved her art and it is the one thing during her illness she has carried on with.  This is her latest piece.

Many people do not understand her illness (medical professions included) but she amazes us every single day, and we will get her to a stage where she can at least enjoy life again.

Blogtober 2020 - Sweet Child O Mine

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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Kim Carberry
    3rd October 2020 at 1:50 pm

    C is such an amazing young lady. I have followed hers and your story for years. She is very talented with her art. I am glad she has been able to carry on with it x

    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 7:03 am

      She is talented and definitely does not get it from me, I have seen what she is working on now and it blew my mind again. I wish I had half her talent x

  • Anne
    3rd October 2020 at 5:25 pm

    What a clever artist she is. It’s awful watching your child suffer, I hope she gets the help she needs, sometimes it gets a little easier as they get older, but sadly it always seems to be a struggle.

    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 7:01 am

      Thank you, it is hard seeing her suffer but I am here to fight her corner

  • Mandi
    3rd October 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Her art is stunning, and I know with such a strong mum fighting her corner she will eventually get the correct support she needs x

    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 6:56 am

      I am amazed at her art work, she will get there it is just hard to watch at times x

  • Jo - Tea and Cake for the Soul
    5th October 2020 at 2:14 pm

    What a lovely way to mark her birthday

    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:53 pm

      I know she loved it x

  • Jupiter Hadley
    5th October 2020 at 2:36 pm

    She sounds like such a strong person.

    • admin
      5th October 2020 at 2:52 pm

      She is, she really amazes me x


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