I’m currently in an extreme pain cycle (that’s a civilized way of putting it) My bone disease is progressing. I have a pelvic stress fracture, ankle stress fracture, foot fractures in both feet, non-union broken femur and for good measure my Rheumatoid Arthritis is flaring. Put plainly, I hurt! Pain Is So Personal Pain is … Continue reading Writing My Way Through Pain
I was sitting at our local cafe this week, which is situated on a Point overlooking the Bay and beautiful Islands beyond. It really couldn't be more idyllic and I am blessed to live so close to such a gorgeous place on Australia's east coast. As my husband and I were sipping our cool drinks … Continue reading The Tides of Chronic Illness
Yesterday I had a really interesting appointment with my Orthopaedic Surgeon. An interesting appointment indeed! It was one of those when you just don't know whether to laugh or cry. My husband and I have a great relationship with my Surgeon and he knows I understand the ins and outs of my bone disease as … Continue reading To Laugh or Cry?
I made a huge decision this week to step down from my role as Administrator of Arthritis Queensland Support Forum, a forum for women with inflammatory arthritis. I'm still a member of this amazing group and will actively contribute but it has become increasingly obvious, to me and my husband, that I need to focus more on my … Continue reading Now What?