Stepping Aside For September

Every now and again it’s really good to stop and take stock.

Stress is the last thing those of us with Chronic Illness need. It only enhances our pain and symptoms.

Time To Step Aside For A While

As my readers know my health continues to deteriorate and as a result I’m incredibly exhausted.

I haven’t had a “holiday” from all my advocacy work since I started in 2014. It began with my online volunteer work with an Australian organisation, Arthritis Qld. I then added in blogging in 2015. In 2017 even more was added with creating my support forum, Medical Musings with Friends, joining the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network, becoming a Super Contributor with The Mighty and other publishing commitments. In 2020 I started my Podcast Medical Musings With Sam, and this year I’ve finished writing my book after signing a book contract.

I also help many individuals living with chronic illness, one on one, which is something I’ll always do as it’s a priority for me.

On top of this I’ve had multiple surgeries and health crises, plus my beautiful Dad passed away only 4 months ago.

So, I’ve decided to completely step back from everything for the month of September.

I’m really not sure what direction I want to take for my future, but I’m looking forward to taking time out to think long and hard about my options…..while also enjoying time to just relax away from social media.

I can be still be contacted via DM during September or email:, but I may not respond as quickly as usual on the same day!

I’ll Be Back!

Thank you all for your wonderful support and encouragement.

I’m looking forward to time-out but equally looking forward to being back with you all on the 1st October.

I’m also hoping to return with fresh ideas for new blog and Podcast content, so please watch this space.

If you have a Chronic Illness, and are looking for a place to be surrounded by people who really care and understand, please join us at Medical Musings with Friends. The members, and my co administrators, will still be around during September to provide our normal friendly, supportive environment.

Thank You

Thank you everyone for supporting my blog throughout the years. It means so much to me and I can’t wait to get back into writing after my short break.

Please don’t forget there are plenty of blog posts to read here, at My Medical Musings and my Podcast, Medical Musings with Sam , also has over 40 recorded episodes for you to listen to….if perhaps you miss me!

So, I’ll sign off, or blog off, for now and look forward to reconnecting in October.

Lots of love

Sam xx

If you’re looking for genuine support, care, understanding and friendship, you are so welcome to join my closed Facebook support forum, Medical Musings with Friends . It’s a safe place to connect with others living with chronic and complex diseases, who truly understand the daily challenges. A warm welcome awaits.

If you prefer an audible version of more blog posts, please check out my Podcast, Medical Musings With Sam

I’m a Contributor at “The Mighty”. You can check out my published articles at My Author Page

I also write @ Blogs by Christian Women

I’m a member of  the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network  the  Grace Girls Facebook Group and the Salt and Light Linkup Group

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