A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 It's a gorgeous morning. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. I can hear neighbours chatting as they enjoy a morning walk and a cool gentle breeze is blowing through my bedroom window. I'm resting on my … Continue reading A Cheerful Approach To A Chronic Situation
I love that friends, family and even neighbours often think of me and ask how I am, or say they hope I am feeling better. It lets me know that I am cared for and not forgotten, even though my disease has pretty much caused me to live the life of a recluse over recent … Continue reading Not All Stories Can Be Champagne And Roses
As 2019 is coming to a close, I have been reflecting on my writing year. I've so enjoyed blogging plus writing articles for The Mighty So this blog post is simply to say "Thank you"! Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing my work on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for reaching out … Continue reading Thank You To All My Readers….My Top 2019 Blog Posts And Articles As Voted By You!!
When we think of friendship, we usually think of the people in our lives who have seen us through thick and thin. The people who we have perhaps grown up with, gone to school or university with, travelled with, played sports with or worked with for years. We think of the people who we expect … Continue reading True Friends In Unexpected Places
Medical Musings with Friends started in January 2017. I was resting one afternoon in my bedroom, contemplating the new year ahead and wondering what possible purpose my life could hold, as my body kept spectacularly attacking me from every angle. I have a Rare Genetic Bone Disease with multiple bone breaks, ongoing surgeries, severe spinal … Continue reading Meet The Admin Team
At the start of a new week or month, I have a, "what's on your calendar?" segment on my Facebook Forum, Medical Musings with Friends. The idea is to take a quiet moment, to think about what lies ahead. We muse about how we are feeling, what we are concerned about, what we are excited about. … Continue reading A Chronic Disease Management Plan – Do You Have One?
I really wasn't sure if I wanted to reflect on 2017. Was it worth reflecting on my life with chronic disease? Did I achieve anything? Did I want to relive what at times felt like days and months of overwhelming pain? One of my coping mechanisms, that helps me live well with my rare disease, … Continue reading Reflect and Restart
Behind every great man is a great woman, or so the saying goes. Let's flip that on it's head a little. Behind this chronically ill wife is an amazing husband. A husband who has become a full-time carer. A husband who has gone beyond the call of duty. A husband who has become my legs, … Continue reading Thank you Sweetheart
Living with a Chronic Disease, can at times, feel isolating and an ongoing test of endurance. You never know what great mountain awaits you when you first open your eyes every morning. That's providing you were able to sleep in the first place of course, as pain and discomfort so often try to envelope you … Continue reading Acts of Kindness
I'm lying in bed trying to take deep breaths to cope with the excruciating pain in my glands from a "mump like" virus. I've been told it could take 10 days for this acute stage of the viral infection to pass. I haven't slept for 4 nights. I should be beside myself, miserable, moody, mortified … Continue reading Chronically Content