Life isn’t always straight forward. A bit of a cliche I know, but it’s so true!6 years ago I sat in pain with 2 broken legs, recovering from 2 major surgeries 8 weeks apart. I was facing a future filled with so many “unknown” elements.At that moment, “Life isn’t straight forward”, is what came to … Continue reading Living In Limbo
For two years, before medically retiring, I was still holding out hope of being able to return to work eventually, despite being on Income Protection and battling one health hurdle after the other. The realist in me knew I was facing a very different life, as I began to lose my ability to walk any … Continue reading Driving “Miss Sam”
One of the things I have always loved is Interior Design. After working crazy hours, when I was able to work, I would like nothing better than to spend the weekend at home. It's always been my happy place. As a young girl I loved creating a new look in my bedroom regularly, using different … Continue reading Interior “Disability” Design
A while ago on my forum Medical Musings with Friends , I posted a segment called “Any Questions?” I wanted to invite my forum members to ask me anything about my life, my disease, my writing etc. It was an "open book" kind of segment. The recurring question, or theme to the questions, was; “how do you … Continue reading Question Time With Friends
Sometimes our best intentions, our enthusiasm and even our commitment are not enough, especially when living with chronic illness. I recently promoted a Podcast " Virtual Book Tour", following the launch of my book, "My Medical Musings", in May. The idea was a simple one. I'd just record a random chapter of my book every … Continue reading A Podcast Pause
After writing my book I've been contemplating the different forms of communication within the"My Medical Musings" brand. The blog, the book, the podcast are all me, but all a different reflection of my voice. My online FB forum support group, is also a reflection of my voice. It's less about my personal thoughts, it's more … Continue reading The Authentic Voice
I’m so excited to announce my book is out now and published by ImagineWe Publishers. The book is a collection of my most popular blog posts, with new content included as I share my memoirs. It has been a lifelong dream to write a book and I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunity, the love, support … Continue reading My Medical Musings….The Book, Is Available Now!
My Latest Podcast episode is finally recorded... It's been a while between episodes but I've finally found time to record one!!As my book "My Medical Musings" is set to officially launch on May 20th, I share with you my excitement at achieving a lifelong dream of becoming an Author....and more importantly I encourage my listeners … Continue reading My Latest Podcast…A Dream Realised…I’m An Author!
Without resilience there is no way I would be coping today, both with the horrors of my health and the wonders of my new writing career.
It’ll do”“It’s good enough”“You’re doing so well”” Good job”“Time to rest”“Not going to happen today”“Maybe tomorrow”In my previous life, by which I mean life before chronic illness, I always had a whole range of “self talk” language helping me achieve my goals.They were all positive, affirmative statements like;“you can do it, you’ve got this, keep … Continue reading Self Talk….”It’ll Do” And Other Chronic Illness Chat Lines