We are only one week away from my official book launch. My Medical Musings..The Book is both bitter-sweet for me. Without the horrors of my health, I wouldn't be celebrating the wonders of my new writing career. I'm both excited and full of trepidation about the book launch. I share deeply personal things about my … Continue reading The Horrors of My Health and the Wonders of My New Writing Career.
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.
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 Loves and Losses
Ok, the title of this blog post is probably more confusing than it is enlightening. Let's go for "intriguing" and hopefully together we will unpack it's hidden treasures. I was listening to a sermon on Sunday morning and the preacher made an interesting comment, causing me to listen a little more intently than I had … Continue reading Stones or Balloons?
We all make decisions every day. Big decisions, small decisions. Some we are aware of and some are just automatic. When I had reasonable health, I would spend my days making business and personal decisions without much effort. Some might have kept me awake at night but not many. I never had to think about … Continue reading The Most Important Decision When Living With Chronic Illness
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!
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 fall … Continue reading Your Ticket To A New Life…..(Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like)
If at first you don't succeed….. Christmas Day Crisis Christmas Day was pretty much a right off for me. I was so unwell with a stoma blockage which caused many issues, including my pain medication not being absorbed. On Christmas Day I always like to wear a new outfit. It's been a long time tradition … Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed….”
Love is a beautiful thing and never more so when it has ripened and flourished. On the 15th December, my husband and I will have been married 26 years, and on Christmas Day it's 27 years since our engagement. The Facebook post below sums up my love for Peter. Like all couples we have our, … Continue reading Our 26th Wedding Anniversary
As Christmas Day fast approaches I imagine most of us, in the chronic illness community, are musing about what we want to realistically achieve over the holiday period. For those of us with Chronic Disease it can be an incredibly overwhelming time. Just trying to be happy for others, when your body is screaming at … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little “Chronic” Christmas