My name is Holly Smith and welcome to Holly Vlogs! I’m a 30-year-old mum of 2, married to my Husband Callum and I started Couponing to save money so I could afford things for my family like holidays or luxury items! I have been very unlucky in my life since I have got many medical conditions that really can make life a struggle some times, these are both mental and physical problems and I will just try to put little bits about each of them so you can maybe get to know me better.
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) – An immunological condition in which mast cells inappropriately and excessively release chemical mediators, resulting in a range of chronic symptoms, sometimes including anaphylaxis or near-anaphylaxis attacks.
Chronic Pain – This is the hardest thing I have to live with, I suffer from pain 24/7 some days worse than others, it really affects my quality of life but I try to stay strong for the sake of my family.
Aspergers Syndrome – this is part of the autistic spectrum and it means I do not understand certain things like sarcasm or I struggle to understand emotional responses and struggle to socialise because of it. It also makes me feel the “need” to have everything perfect and I like things to get finished and done properly. It does not mean I have any sort of problem having a laugh, enjoying everything everyone else does, it just makes it difficult for me to “fit in” since I often misunderstand things that seem “normal” to you.
Benign bone tumours – I have had invasive surgery to the left shin and have had a bone graft from my hip to fill the spot where the tumour was removed. I had a metal rod put through my bone and later removed which has left me with permanent difficulty in walking.