After writing my book I've been contemplating the different forms of communication within the"My Medical Musings" brand. The blog, the book, the podcast are all me, but all a different reflection of my voice. My online FB forum support group, is also a reflection of my voice. It's less about my personal thoughts, it's more … Continue reading The Authentic Voice
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.
Many people with Chronic Illness require full time Carers. Often that role is filled by loved ones. Our husbands, wives, life partners, siblings, parents, children, even grandparents.Watching a loved one suffer is just so confronting. No one wants to see someone writhing in pain, or watch the person they're caring for lose their ability to … Continue reading Caring For The Carer
No matter what is going on in my life there is always a constant certainty….A cup of tea fixes everything!There is something strangely calming about putting on the kettle, taking out a pretty china cup or mug, anticipating sitting in a comfy chair and slowly sipping this hot delight.It may be coffee, or another beverage … Continue reading A Cup Of Tea Fixes Everything!
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
We all know the saying; "When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade" It conjures up the notion of strength, determination, optimism, resourcefulness, resilience. All characteristics I've drawn on to deal with the "chronic illness lemons" continuously thrown at me. My lemons often feel like tennis balls in one of those practice machines. … Continue reading Let’s Make Some Lemonade!
Every now and again it’s really good to stop and take stock.The end of the year, and the lead up to Christmas, is a perfect time to let go of a few things and make some space to slow down a little.After all, it is the season of “Comfort and Peace”, as opposed to what … Continue reading Blogging Off…Merry Christmas and Thank you!
As 2021 is coming to a close, I like to take time to reflect on my writing year. I’ve so enjoyed blogging plus writing articles for The Mighty. I launched my Podcast in 2020, Medical Musings With Sam, which has proved to be a wonderful way to bring my blog posts to life. Thank You! So this … Continue reading Reviewing My Writing Year….Thank You For Reading, Sharing and Listening!
I’ve been indulging in Christmas Movies over the past couple of weeks. They've been the perfect distraction from my recent hospital stay and disease progression. They have never really been my thing but the more I watch, the more I fall in love with the beautiful locations they are filmed in, the Christmas scenes and … Continue reading Christmas Connections
Some challenges in life hit us so hard, as we never saw them coming. Such challenges don't allow us the luxury of preparing ahead of time. They give no warning. They simply arrive! My "acute" spinal collapse , would prove to be one of the hardest challenges I have ever faced, and I've documented a … Continue reading Hard Work In Hospital