Happy 7th Birthday To My Stoma….Otherwise Known As Rudolph

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 Chronically Close To A COVID Christmas

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

I’ve Launched My Podcast!!….Introducing “Medical Musings With Sam”

Hi Everyone ,I've done it...I've taken a leap of faith and started my Podcast.My new Podcast, Medical Musings with Sam, is now live on Spotify, Podcasters and my host app, Anchor.It includes the trailer and Season One with five full episodes. I'm so looking forward to sharing an audible version of my most popular blogs … Continue reading I’ve Launched My Podcast!!….Introducing “Medical Musings With Sam”

Healing Comes In Many Forms…..Even With A Progressive Disease

Some dates are forever etched in our memories. I have a few but one is a day I will never forget October 6th 2014. It’s the day my femur broke.   It was a life changing day. A day that would start me on a journey with a rare bone disease, so rare that even Specialists would … Continue reading Healing Comes In Many Forms…..Even With A Progressive Disease

“Do I Get Fries With That?” Dealing With Chronic Illness Side Dishes!

I thought my body couldn't possibly surprise me anymore. I thought I had a good handle on the reality of my diseases and on so many levels I do! I wrote a blog post recently, called "Sending The What Ifs Of Life Packing" It's all about focusing on "What Is" rather than "What If". So … Continue reading “Do I Get Fries With That?” Dealing With Chronic Illness Side Dishes!

As I Lay Me Down To Sleep….Who Am I Kidding!!

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine, especially when chronic illness turns the simple act of going to bed, into a circus act. I'm no poet, but as my husband and I recovered from last night's antics over our morning coffee, our conversation ignited a tiny bit of poetic creativity: As I lay me down to … Continue reading As I Lay Me Down To Sleep….Who Am I Kidding!!

Stoic By Nature…..Just Not For A Moment!

I was once called "Stoic", when I was working, because of the way I got on with my chronic health issues without fuss. I was always cheerful, smiling and putting others first. I kept working full time with that stoic attitude and nature, until my body physically would no longer let me. Even with a … Continue reading Stoic By Nature…..Just Not For A Moment!