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 Illness” Christmas!
Your Ticket To A New Life…..Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like
(An Excerpt From Chapter Three of My Book, My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope: Living with a Rare Disease) Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is” – Mandy Hale What an insightful quote! There … Continue reading Your Ticket To A New Life…..Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like
Right Now I’m Thinking…What If?
If you constantly question your reality and worry about the future, you are not alone. Last year I was honoured to be invited to team with The Mighty to write an email newsletter, focusing on dealing with the “What If’s” of Life. I agreed in the hope my experience of living with a rare progressive disease, along … Continue reading Right Now I’m Thinking…What If?
A Year Later…One Step, Two Steps…Will There Be A Third?
Some dates are forever etched in our memories. I have a few but there are two I will never forget. October 6th 2014 is the first. 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 … Continue reading A Year Later…One Step, Two Steps…Will There Be A Third?
Living In Limbo
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
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
World Rare Disease Day – February 28th (A Guest Post By Gina Baker)
February 28th is an incredibly important day, especially for those of us working hard to raise awareness about rare diseases. February 28th is the global Rare Disease Day. On my support forum, Medical Musings with Friends, I have many members with rare diseases. Some of these diseases have names, some are so rare they are … Continue reading World Rare Disease Day – February 28th (A Guest Post By Gina Baker)
The Dreaded New Year Question!!
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!!
Dealing With Daily Drudgery
Life isn't always fun. It will always have highs and lows. Times when we are ecstatic. Times when we are happy. Times when we are content. Times when we are melancholy. Times when we are bored. Times when we just have to deal with drudgery. I'm sitting in the "dealing with drudgery" category at the … Continue reading Dealing With Daily Drudgery
COVID, Chaos and Calm
I love turning over the calendar at the beginning of a new month. I have a pretty wall calendar in my study, so I look forward to revealing a new picture on the morning of the 1st day. It’s a symbolic act in some regards, of saying goodbye to the old month, the good and … Continue reading COVID, Chaos and Calm