For two years, before medically retiring, I was still holding out hope of being able to return to work eventually, despite being on Income Protection and battling one health hurdle after the other. The realist in me knew I was facing a very different life, as I began to lose my ability to walk any … Continue reading The Best Disability Advice I Ever Received Was Not What I Expected!
Category: Medical Retirement
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.
My Interview as a Guest on, “I Am Not My Pain Podcast” …..With Host Melissa Adams
I'm so excited to share with you my interview as a Guest on "I Am Not My Pain Podcast. This is part one, of a two part interview. I was so honoured to be invited by Melissa to talk about my health story, my blog, my book, my forum and even more importantly, how I … Continue reading My Interview as a Guest on, “I Am Not My Pain Podcast” …..With Host Melissa Adams
Live Your Best Life….And What Did Sam Do Next?
(This is an excerpt from Chapter Two of my book, My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope, available as an e-book or paperback through Amazon or ImagineWe Publishers. It also provides an update, as promised, to an earlier blog, "What Sam Did Next") How do you continue to live life to … Continue reading Live Your Best Life….And What Did Sam Do Next?
Can You Have A Chronic Illness And A “To Do List”?
How many times have you written a "To Do List" this week?How many times have you looked at the list and felt like it's an impossible dream?How many times have you felt useless because you've only ticked off a few items?How many times have you looked at the list and felt like it's been taunting … Continue reading Can You Have A Chronic Illness And A “To Do List”?
What Sam Did Next…
Growing up I loved the Susan Coolidge novels, "What Katy Did" , "What Katy Did At School" and What Katy Did Next". Katy had way too many good ideas, which generally got her into trouble, but things always worked out well in the end. There was definitely always a morale to the story. I think … Continue reading What Sam Did Next…
A Month of Musing Milestones!!
Wow... Medical Musings With Friends, my online support forum, is turning 5 years old on the 14th January. I also started this blog, My Medical Musings, 7 years ago in January 2015. It's definitely a month of milestones! Both of these are my main daily focus since medically retiring and I am so grateful to have … Continue reading A Month of Musing Milestones!!
You’ve Created A “Chronic Illness Career”….Don’t Forget To Have A Weekend!
When we think of Chronic Disease, we wouldn't usually have happy thoughts or find ourselves looking forward to a bright future. Fear, horror, uncertainty and grief are generally the normal response. However, the reality of living a chronic illness life can be quite liberating, as I've surprisingly found over the past 7 years. One of … Continue reading You’ve Created A “Chronic Illness Career”….Don’t Forget To Have A Weekend!
My Very Own “Escape To The Country”
In 2018, as the New Year approached, I decided to dare to dream and wrote a blog post, Let's Go Fly A Kite. The idea was to list a few things I would love to do but felt were way out of reach or were just pure imagination. I also had a small realistic list. … Continue reading My Very Own “Escape To The Country”
A Full And Fulfilled Chronic Illness Life
How do you continue to live life to the full when your health limits everything you do? How do you cope with waiting for a reprieve in symptoms when, the reality is, no reprieve is coming? I’m not going to say there are easy answers to these questions because there definitely are not. It’s hard. … Continue reading A Full And Fulfilled Chronic Illness Life