For when 'Get Well Soon' is just a bit shit.


My name is Jenny, I live in Scotland, and I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and marketing graduate. I also happen to be a chronic illness sufferer, and that experience fuels my work here at This Thing They Call Recovery. My aim is to provide approachable information to chronic illness sufferers and their loved ones, to promote and encourage honest conversation about different conditions, and help put an end to the taboo nature of ill health.


To find out more about why I started This Thing, click here.

You are not alone.

Life with illness is hard, and I believe we should be able to speak about the negatives as well as the positives. Let's raise awareness of not only symptoms, but everything else we have to deal with on top of them. Let's work together to build a world that's safe and comfortable for the sick and disabled. I know it's difficult, but you are not in this alone.

Are you involved with a business, brand or charity that also believes in these values? My commissions are currently open, and you can get in touch here.

Dear loved ones,

Do you know someone with a chronic health condition? Do you struggle with the fact that you can't 'fix it'? Fear not, you're in the right place. You can help merely by educating yourself on the struggles your loved one faces. We don't always need advice, sometimes we just want someone to agree that this situation is actually quite shitty. Easy enough right?


There's no pressure on you to come up with a positive spin on things all the time. Have a look at the blog, hopefully it will help you understand what goes on behind closed doors.

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