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
Everyone wants to present the best version of themselves. We all have an image of how we’d like to look and often the image in our mind, falls short of the reality we see in the mirror.Of course some mirrors give a very distorted view. I have in my home what I call “naughty and … Continue reading Body Image….A Love Hate Relationship
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!
I never imagined feeling so excited about receiving an email with the subject header: "Your Wig Is On It's Way" I am, surprisingly, incredibly excited. It's time to embrace what has been one of the most challenging consequences of my chronic illness. Last year I began to face significant hairloss. To say it was confronting … Continue reading Wig On It’s Way!
You’re probably wondering what on earth the title to this blog post means. How can you be “Blissfully Broken”? No I haven’t gone mad…..ok, maybe just a little! I’m musing about my life as it stands today. When chronic illness is complex it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We can be diagnosed with so many adjunct … Continue reading Blissfully Broken
A while ago I wrote a blog post titled "Hair Loss..It Does Matter Even If It Doesn't". I was starting out on my hair loss journey when I shared this chapter of my story. Back then, I was able to get hair cuts and use hair colour, to cover the early stages of alopecia. Fast … Continue reading Wigs, Hats, Scarves, Or Au Naturale?
A while ago I took the plunge and made a hairdressers appointment to get a shorter cut. Sounds pretty normal doesn't it but for me it was huge! Over the past 5 years, since my leg broke and following each major surgery, my hair has been breaking off in chunks. Not sure if it's gone … Continue reading Hair Loss….It Does Matter, Even If It Doesn’t!!