Disappointments come to us all. They are part of life. As hard as they are to endure they can make the special moments in life seem even more precious. They also often teach us valuable life lessons. Despite that knowledge, we still need to live through life's disappointments. We need to find ways to survive … Continue reading Dealing With Disease And Disappointment
I wrote this article in February 2018. I was just starting to write a new article this week, on a similar theme, and realised this one says it all. The title I had in mind for a new blog post was “Accept and Adjust”. Accepting our chronic disease isn’t enough. We need to take the … Continue reading Is Acceptance Just Resignation?
I love turning over the calendar at the beginning of a new month. I have a pretty wall calendar in my study so I can anticipate revealing a new picture on the 1st day. It's a symbolic act in some regards, of saying goodbye to the old month, the good and the bad. I like … Continue reading In Sickness And In Health…..The Seasons Of Life
I would have thought that being disabled, and housebound, life would go slowly. I'd have thought each day would drag and each hour would leave me wondering how to fill my time. Ha...How Wrong Was I !! How is it days, weeks, months and even years keep speeding by? What have I done to make … Continue reading Loving “Moments” Of My Chronic Illness Life
I can remember as clearly as if it was yesterday, sitting in the dining room of our family home, staring at the plaque on the wall. We'd had it for years and the words always provided me with a sense of comfort and security. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence … Continue reading Hope Begets Hope
Life can hold many wonderful adventures. Travel, work, days out, drives in the countryside, eating at wonderful restaurants and cafes, visits to family and friends. The list is endless. The opportunities to broaden your horizons are plentiful. What If You Are Housebound? What if you can't do any of those things? What if you are … Continue reading Home Sweet Home…My Chronic Illness Sanctuary
There are times in my chronic illness adventure when I'm not sure what my next move should be. Symptoms worsen, test results reveal disease progression and my energy and desire to fight wanes. My medical team is very concerned but also cautious. Intervention can make things worse and every time I have surgery I'm never … Continue reading Chronic Illness Chess – Attack or Surrender