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 The Best Disability Advice I Ever Received Was Not What I Expected!
Is It Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday….And Does It Really Matter What Day It Is?
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what day it is.It matters that I make the most of every single day and make the moments within the day count. It matters that I don’t waste time being discontent about my circumstances.
Just Treading Water
As a patient advocate, I am often called, inspiring, motivating, and full of strength despite my adversities. The truth is that most days, I am just treading water.
Cancel The Day, Cancel a Few Days….Just Remember It’s Important To Take Time To Look After Yourself.
There is always the temptation, when appointments or commitments are cancelled, to fill the time with other things. I know I can't, even though my head is always full of great ideas. My body is screaming at me. I have to listen to it.
You Have a Chronic Illness, but It’s Ok to Look and Sound Good When You Can. It’s Ok to Still be You!
I don’t want to be a prisoner to my disease. I want to scale whatever heights I can safely push, and ultimately I’m the only one who can decide my limits.
A Messy Easter
For someone with a body failing at every opportunity, the joy and hope Easter offers is one day I will have a new life in heaven and a new body. Imagine no more sorrow or pain. How beautiful and what amazing grace to receive such a gift. At Christmas, we so easily celebrate the birth … Continue reading A Messy Easter
‘Twas The Night Before Surgery…..
It's 2.30 am, and I'm writing a blog post. I must be mad. I should be enjoying a good dream at this time of the early morning.
Silver Linings, Despite Difficulties
"The quiet words spoken to us that morning brought amazing peace and linked beautifully into the promise of a safe path for our future."
My Stoma Story Chapter Two….The Beginning of Blossom
**Includes Health Update** I decided I wanted a name that points to life, hope, and renewal. Something that makes me smile when I say it and gives me a sense of light heartedness.
The Wound Doctor’s & Co Podcast….My Interview Discussing Chronic Illness and the Doctor Patient Relationship.
47% of Australians live with a chronic disease, and Samantha Moss is one of them. We talk to her about how she manages her wounds, how she stays positive, and how health professionals can better care for people with long-term conditions