Sometimes laughter is the best medicine, especially when chronic illness turns the simple act of going to bed, into a circus act. I'm no poet, but as my husband and I recovered from last night's antics over our morning coffee, our conversation ignited a tiny bit of poetic creativity: As I lay me down to … Continue reading As I Lay Me Down To Sleep….Who Am I Kidding!!
It’s no secret I love writing. Throughout my career the thing I loved the most was communication, both written and verbal. To me communication is about connecting, making connections, renewing connections, allowing people into my life. It's certainly been my goal with blogging and writing articles, for a number of publications, including The Mighty My … Continue reading The Joy Of Journaling
I don't generally suffer from anxiety. It doesn't mean I don't get stressed. Of course I do. We all do. In general, my overall health situation doesn't stress me. I accept it is what it is and I'm adjusting my life accordingly. Pain however, when it is at unrelenting levels day after day, does cause … Continue reading “Whispering Hope, Oh How Welcome Your Voice”
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
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
Every morning I wake up thinking, “Today will be a better day” Everyday, for more years than I care to count, I finish the day feeling battle weary. Every night I close my eyes to sleep, clinging to the hope that sleep will be renewing and I will wake up feeling refreshed. Every night I … Continue reading A New Day Will Dawn Every Morning….Clinging to Hope
We all have moments in life when we hit a brick wall physically and perhaps mentally. It happens to the healthy and chronically ill alike. I remember in my "healthier" life, I'd get to the end of my working week and I'd be exhausted. It was a normal exhaustion. The kind where you just needed … Continue reading Running on Empty – Do Not Pass “Go”