There is something good in every day. Is there? Is that even a possible concept for those of us who have chronic diseases? The initial response from the chronic illness community is likely to be a resounding "No". Pain, procedures, lack of sleep, lack of understanding, countless medical appointments and tests, chronic fatigue, lack of … Continue reading There is Something Good in Every Day…Even With Chronic Disease
Chronic Disease is a tough cross to bear. There is no denying it.Having a cheerful disposition while writhing in pain, or dealing with news of a chronic illness diagnosis, may sound like an impossible dream.I can see my readers nodding and saying “you’ve got that right Sam!”Stay with me on this though….. we need to … Continue reading Optimistically Grateful, Despite Chronic Illness
"I'm going to be your clown for the day" These are the words my husband greeted me with, as I munched on my cornflakes. I knew instantly why, but I imagine his statement will require some explaining. I had a crazy idea I could take on a bigger workload. As my regular readers will know, … Continue reading My Chronic Illness Clown For The Day!
(This is an excerpt from Chapter Two of my book, My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope, available as an e-book or paperback through Amazon or ImagineWe Publishers. It also provides an update, as promised, to an earlier blog, "What Sam Did Next") How do you continue to live life to … Continue reading Live Your Best Life….And What Did Sam Do Next?
How many times have you written a "To Do List" this week?How many times have you looked at the list and felt like it's an impossible dream?How many times have you felt useless because you've only ticked off a few items?How many times have you looked at the list and felt like it's been taunting … Continue reading Can You Have A Chronic Illness And A “To Do List”?
It's almost 3 months since my official book launched. Wow, time flies doesn’t it! "My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope, Living With A Rare Disease", is both bitter-sweet for me. Without the horrors of my health, I wouldn’t be celebrating the excitement of my new writing career.I’m a little nervous about … Continue reading A Book and A Birthday… A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope
Growing up I loved the Susan Coolidge novels, "What Katy Did" , "What Katy Did At School" and What Katy Did Next". Katy had way too many good ideas, which generally got her into trouble, but things always worked out well in the end. There was definitely always a morale to the story. I think … Continue reading What Sam Did Next…
Getting to the next level always requires ending something, leaving it behind, and moving on. Growth itself demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them.”Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings I love … Continue reading Staying Stuck or Growing? (A Sneak Peek Chapter from my Book)
How many times have you said, “No worries, that’s as easy as…….”I know I’ve said it countless times during my life. In fact its how I used to live my life. Everything was seemingly easy and if it wasn’t, I could quickly convince myself it was.I had a positive can do, absolutely, yes to everything, … Continue reading It’s Never As Easy As…
Life isn’t always straight forward. A bit of a cliche I know, but it’s so true!6 years ago I sat in pain with 2 broken legs, recovering from 2 major surgeries 8 weeks apart. I was facing a future filled with so many “unknown” elements.At that moment, “Life isn’t straight forward”, is what came to … Continue reading Living In Limbo