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!
Honey, I’m Home! (Escaping Hospital Hazards and Embracing Home Harmonies)
Life is short. It's precious, and it's fragile while being incredibly resilient and strong. My home is my safe place, and I'm convinced because I love it, and I love my husband, it's the place that helps me heal in a way I never do in hospital.
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."
Embracing The Chronic Disease Circle of Change
(Warning: Some images in this blog post may be confronting) My approach to any life changing event always starts with making time to stop and think. It’s crucial to be deliberate and focused when dealing with change.
What Does A “Chronically Ill Contented Life” Really Look Like?
Rather than expecting a perfect life filled with halcyon days, I choose to love and cherish the moments of my life where I can engage with some of the activities I enjoy.
Snap, Crackle, Pop…Caring Love Never Stops!
Snap, crackle and pop…and just like that I can't move my back. I've been doing reasonably well so it's disappointing when my broken body decides to break a little more, but this is life with a crazy bone disease. I can't thank my beautiful husband enough for his love and support. When you can't do … Continue reading Snap, Crackle, Pop…Caring Love Never Stops!
Carparks, A Recliner And A Telephone
You may read this blog post title with a sense of bewilderment. You may be wondering where on earth am I going with this and what on earth has any of it got to do with chronic disease and disability! Well, in my world these three things, Carparks, a Recliner and a Telephone, have all … Continue reading Carparks, A Recliner And A Telephone
I Can’t Give Up…..Please, Let Me Try!
Chronic Illness takes many things from us. Some aspects of our diseases we can’t control but there are some we need to find a way to overcome. Over the past 6 months I have felt like my disease has been winning. I’ve felt like a prisoner in a body determined to suffocate me. I’ve even … Continue reading I Can’t Give Up…..Please, Let Me Try!
Our 26th Wedding Anniversary
Love is a beautiful thing and never more so when it has ripened and flourished. On the 15th December, my husband and I will have been married 26 years, and on Christmas Day it's 27 years since our engagement. The Facebook post below sums up my love for Peter. Like all couples we have our, … Continue reading Our 26th Wedding Anniversary
My Burst Bubble Of Contentment
I thought I was pacing at a level which couldn't possibly get any slower. My last blog post gave you a Peek Through My Window Of Pain. It details how slowly I need to move, how limited my physical functionality is. Despite my limitations, I have been comfortable with my daily routine, with my ability … Continue reading My Burst Bubble Of Contentment