I have a “Now or Never” philopsophy to life that sometimes gets me into trouble. Well, let’s face it….always gets me into trouble! Living with a physical progressive disability involves a lot of pain, lack of mobility and extreme fatigue every day. This kind of disease is constant. It doesn’t ebb and flow with flares. … Continue reading My Latest Podcast….A Pushing And Pacing Approach With Chronic Disability
"Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la" 🎵🎶 Is it? Do you feel jolly or do you feel exhausted, stressed? Do you feel overwhelmed by your chronic illness, which refuses to understand Christmas is fast approaching, and you really could do with feeling healthy for the festive … Continue reading Decking The Halls And Creating Comfort And Joy At Christmas
I’ve been indulging in Christmas Movies over the past couple of weeks. They have never really been my thing but the more I watched, the more I fell in love with the beautiful locations they are filmed in, the Christmas scenes and to my surprise, the scripts aren’t half bad. Sometimes a little predictable but … Continue reading Christmas Connections
As 2020 is coming to a close, it's time for me to reflect on my writing year. I’ve so enjoyed blogging plus writing articles for The Mighty. I've also recently launched my Podcast, Medical Musings With Sam, which has proved to be a wonderful way to bring my blog posts to life. Thank You! So this … Continue reading A Reflective Roundup Of My 2020 Blogging, Podcasting And Writing Adventures.
I can’t believe the 11th November 2020, marks 7 years since my life changing colostomy surgery. My stoma, affectionately called Rudolph, is now 7 years old! For those of you without a stoma it may seem a strange thing to celebrate. While it was life changing, it was also life saving and I will be … Continue reading Happy 7th Birthday To My Stoma….Otherwise Known As Rudolph
It’s on its way! There is no stopping it! Christmas is coming! This thought will either excite you or leave you trembling with trepidation. Or maybe the jury is out on how you feel, but generally the Christmas/ Holiday Season and the lead up to the big day, is forefront of mind during November. For … Continue reading It’s Chronically Close To A COVID Christmas
If you constantly question your reality and worry about the future, you are not alone. I was honoured this week to be invited to team with The Mighty to write an email newsletter, focusing on dealing with the "What If's" of Life. I hope my experience of living with a rare progressive disease, along with … Continue reading Right Now I’m Thinking…..What If?
I'm so excited to share my latest Podcast interview with my long time friend and work collaegue, Kaye South. Her amazing story of living with a benign brain tumour, beating bowel cancer, severe Scoliosis, and so much more, is one not to be missed. Despite such serious, debilitating health issues, Kaye has travelled the world … Continue reading My Third Podcast Interview Is So Special….Introducing Kaye South
Hi Everyone, I'm really excited to introduce my new Podcast interview series. My first two interviews are streaming now and I'm so happy to be able to share them with you all. Nik Watson - A Life With Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Nik Watson, is my dear friend and co-administrator of my FB Group, Medical … Continue reading Introducing Two Very Special Ladies,With Very Special Stories
I don’t generally suffer from anxiety. It doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed. Of course I do. We all do. My overall health situation rarely stresses me. I accept it is what it is, and I’m continually adjusting my life to accomodate it. Pain however, when it's at unrelenting levels day after day, does cause … Continue reading Dancing To The Beat Of My “Chronic Illness” Drum