Facing An Uncertain Future

One thing chronic illness guarantees is uncertainty. No matter how much we might like to think we have things under control, our bodies, our diseases, always find a way of creating times of chaos, confusion, fear and uncertainty. Sometimes it happens on a daily basis, sometimes every few months or just unexpectedly out of the … Continue reading Facing An Uncertain Future

There Is Something Good In Every Day…..Even With Chronic Disease

There is something good in every day. Is there? Is that even a possible concept for those of us who have chronic diseases? The initial response from the chronic illness community is likely to be a resounding "No". Pain, procedures, lack of sleep, lack of understanding, countless medical appointments and tests, chronic fatigue, lack of … Continue reading There Is Something Good In Every Day…..Even With Chronic Disease

Running on Empty – Do Not Pass “Go”

We all have moments in life when we hit a brick wall physically and perhaps mentally. It happens to the healthy and chronically ill alike. I remember in my "healthier" life, I'd get to the end of my working week and I'd be exhausted. It was a normal exhaustion. The kind where you just needed … Continue reading Running on Empty – Do Not Pass “Go”

What Was I Thinking!…..Moving House, Spinal Surgery and Multiple Broken Bones

I never expected moving to be easy. It's why I spent months and months in the planning phase, in an attempt to mitigate any unforseen health events. Needing repeat spinal surgery, just as our home had sold, was not the best start. So my well thought out plans were clearly going to unravel quite quickly. … Continue reading What Was I Thinking!…..Moving House, Spinal Surgery and Multiple Broken Bones