We are only one week away from my official book launch. My Medical Musings..The Book is both bitter-sweet for me. Without the horrors of my health, I wouldn't be celebrating the wonders of my new writing career. I'm both excited and full of trepidation about the book launch. I share deeply personal things about my … Continue reading The Horrors of My Health and the Wonders of My New Writing Career.
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.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott (Author of “Little Women”) I always think we have a choice when faced with “storms of life”.We can bunker down and wait for the storm to pass, or we can continue to live, albeit with impediments, and find a way … Continue reading Sailing Through Storms
Sometimes, all I need is a teaspoon of strength in the form of little miracles.Living with a chronic disease reminds me of some of my previous plane trips. I’d start off full of nervous anticipation with a little fear of what lay ahead once on board. There were some smooth passages and then all of … Continue reading Teaspoons and Mini Miracles
As a New Year starts it’s usual to think about the year ahead and set goals, both for your personal and business life, and perhaps plan holidays or other adventures. I did for years. It’s summer in Australia and generally, Christmas to the end of January, is known as the holiday season. Schools are closed … Continue reading The Dreaded New Year Question!!
2022 is upon us!A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year?One thing is certain, none of us really know.This time last year, none of us knew how challenging 2021 would continue to be. I doubt a rampant, infectious virus, creating an ongoing and seemingly … Continue reading Our Tapestry of Life
As Christmas Day fast approaches I imagine most of us, in the chronic illness community, are musing about what we want to realistically achieve over the holiday period. For those of us with Chronic Disease it can be an incredibly overwhelming time. Just trying to be happy for others, when your body is screaming at … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little “Chronic” Christmas
“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 season? … Continue reading Decking The Halls With Comfort And Joy
Chronic Disease is a tough cross to bear. There is no denying it. Having a cheerful disposition while writhing in pain, or dealing with news of a chronic illness diagnosis, may sound like an impossible dream. I can see my readers nodding and saying "you've got that right Sam!" Stay with me on this though..... … Continue reading Giving Thanks and Being Kind, Despite Pain and Chronic 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 was 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 … Continue reading One Step, Two Steps…..Will There Be A Third?