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
There is always a lot I can write about in regards to my health but today I just want to say “Happy Easter”. This is such a wonderful time of the year, full of the hope of new life, as we remember what Jesus did for us on the cross, dying that we might be … Continue reading The Good News Of Easter
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross The emblem of suffering and shame And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain So I'll cherish the old rugged cross Till my trophies at last I lay down And I will cling to … Continue reading The Old Rugged Cross
It's so different from who I was physically but I'm still the same person with the same needs, same loves, same likes, same character.
Disappointments come to us all. They are part of life. As hard as they are to endure they can make the special moments in life seem even more precious. They also often teach us valuable life lessons. Despite that knowledge, we still need to live through life's disappointments. We need to find ways to survive … Continue reading Dealing With Disease And Disappointment
I wrote this article in February 2018. I was just starting to write a new article this week, on a similar theme, and realised this one says it all. The title I had in mind for a new blog post was “Accept and Adjust”. Accepting our chronic disease isn’t enough. We need to take the … Continue reading Is Acceptance Just Resignation?
Sometimes, all I need is a spoonful of strength. Living with a chronic disease reminds me of some of my previous plane trips. I’d start off full of nervous anticipation with a little fear of what lay ahead once on board. There were some smooth passages and then all of a sudden we’d hit almighty … Continue reading Calming Chronic Illness Turbulence With A Spoonful of Strength