I wrote this blog post well before self isolation, quarantine and lockdown were common words in our vocabulary. As we enter a new world, dictated to us by COVID-19, my chronic illness life and the lives of so many disabled with chronic disease, may now be better understood. One of the ways those of us … Continue reading Home Sweet Home…My Chronic Illness/COVID-19 Sanctuary
"Shall we, shan't we?" "Do we need that? Should we part with those?" "Will this piece fit? Oh no, it will just look all wrong there!" A year ago, this conversation had been on a continuum between my husband and I for weeks. Yes, we were moving house and it was the reason why we … Continue reading Letting Go ~ Out With The Old, In With The New
"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 is so much simplicity to it yet it is full of depth and wisdom. When we live with Chronic Illness, it's very easy to … Continue reading Letting Go Of What You Think Life “Should Be”
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?
You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine's Day post given the title I've chosen. Please rest assured it's not. It's a continuation of my musings about acceptance being the gateway to a new life. Acceptance is not a sad resignation, it's the pathway to peace, happiness and freedom from prolonged grief. For me … Continue reading Old Loves, New Loves
How do you continue to live life to the full when your health limits everything you do? How do you cope with waiting for a reprieve in symptoms when the reality is, no reprieve is coming? I’m not going to say there are easy answers to these questions because there definitely are not. It’s hard. … Continue reading A Full And Fulfilled Chronic Illness Life
If you love the original Mary Poppins movie, you will be very familiar with one of the songs sung by Dick Van Dyke, “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” I love the lyrics and melody. It conjures up happy childhood memories. I had the Mary Poppins album and would play the LP in my bedroom, on … Continue reading Dream A Little Dream With Me