(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.
I choose to be happy despite the cross of chronic illness. In fact, I have found I can be joyful because of my chronic illness!!
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.
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)
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 Illness” Christmas!
I’ve been indulging in Christmas Movies over the past couple of weeks. They've been the perfect distraction from my disease progression and escalating pain levels. They never used to be my thing but the more I watch, the more I fall in love with the beautiful locations they are filmed in, the Christmas scenes and … Continue reading Christmas Connections
My beautiful Dad passed away 18 months ago. The initial weeks after his passing saw me encompassed in raw grief. The kind of grief constantly creeping up on you, and opening the flood gate of tears, when you least expect it. The kind of grief where you grapple to make sense of it all. When you … Continue reading “Good Grief!”
Hi Everyone, I recently wrote a letter to the members of my support forum, Medical Musings with Friends . I wanted to apologise for being so quiet with replying to their comments on the forum, and not commenting on posts in general lately. I've managed to schedule daily segments to encourage community and discussion, but … Continue reading A Personal Letter from Sam….My Health and Life Update and an Apology.
If you constantly question your reality and worry about the future, you are not alone. Last year I was honoured to be invited to team with The Mighty to write an email newsletter, focusing on dealing with the “What If’s” of Life. I agreed in the hope my experience of living with a rare progressive disease, along … Continue reading Right Now I’m Thinking…What If?
I am so excited to share part two of my interview with Melissa on her podcast, "I Am Not My Pain Podcast". In case you missed part one, which includes my introduction to Melissa and how we met, here is the link to my blog post containing everything you need to know, including the Podcast … Continue reading Part Two of My Interview as a Guest on, “I Am Not My Pain Podcast”, with Host Melissa Adams