Asking “what if” can be paralyzing, even soul destroying. It can cause you to worry about a future scenario which may never happen. It can cause you to miss out on real joys in your life today.
Is It Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday….And Does It Really Matter What Day It Is?
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what day it is.It matters that I make the most of every single day and make the moments within the day count. It matters that I don’t waste time being discontent about my circumstances.
Just Treading Water
As a patient advocate, I am often called, inspiring, motivating, and full of strength despite my adversities. The truth is that most days, I am just treading water.
“Long Live The King”….A Coronation Celebration Chronic Illness Style
Love the Royal family or not, if you live in the UK or a Commonwealth country like Australia, Saturday May 6th is the Coronation of our new King Charles III. I can't think of a better way to mark this historic event than enjoying a high tea with my husband watching the pomp and ceremony chronic illness style.…. cucumber sandwiches, ham sandwiches, Devonshire scones etc and of course all on my best china!
My Latest Podcast Episode…My Hospital “Oops” Events and Other Anecdotal Incidents!
If you feel like listening to my "Musings " rather than reading them, here's the link to my latest podcast on Medical Musings With Sam. Just be warned, I think this latest episode may be more like ramblings than musings, or perhaps a bit of both. Either way, I'm sharing my latest surgical journey and … Continue reading My Latest Podcast Episode…My Hospital “Oops” Events and Other Anecdotal Incidents!
Honey, I’m Home! (Escaping Hospital Hazards and Embracing Home Harmonies)
Life is short. It's precious, and it's fragile while being incredibly resilient and strong. My home is my safe place, and I'm convinced because I love it, and I love my husband, it's the place that helps me heal in a way I never do in hospital.
Silver Linings, Despite Difficulties
"The quiet words spoken to us that morning brought amazing peace and linked beautifully into the promise of a safe path for our future."
Embracing The Chronic Disease Circle of Change
(Warning: Some images in this blog post may be confronting) My approach to any life changing event always starts with making time to stop and think. It’s crucial to be deliberate and focused when dealing with change.
What Does A “Chronically Ill Contented Life” Really Look Like?
Rather than expecting a perfect life filled with halcyon days, I choose to love and cherish the moments of my life where I can engage with some of the activities I enjoy.
A Chronic Christmas Celebration….(A Few Tips to Create Your Own Unique Festive Holiday Traditions)
Looks like my husband and I made it on Santa's "good list". Santa even did an early drop off with personalised Santa sacks on the 23rd December!We are however not allowed to peek inside until Christmas morning. It even says so on Santa's sack! 😇😏🥰🎅 (yes, I am connecting with my inner child for a … Continue reading A Chronic Christmas Celebration….(A Few Tips to Create Your Own Unique Festive Holiday Traditions)