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
One of the wonderful things living with a chronic disease has brought into my life, is finding new networks and friends in the chronic illness and blogging communities. Before becoming disabled and unable to work, I had no idea about blogging or online support forums. I never even had a Facebook account. Fast forward to … Continue reading It’s OK To Take An Online Break
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”
I can’t change my health situation but I can always change my mindset and I have deliberately choosen to embrace my new life.
Memories are strange things. They can arrive when you least expect them. They can bring amazing joy or they can startle you. They can cause you to quietly reflect. You can be caught smiling for apparently no reason to others around you. You can feel melancholy. You can cry when you least expect it. Memory … Continue reading A Drive Down Memory Lane ~ An Unexpected Emotional Road Trip
I'm a huge fan of pacing. It's number one on my list of key chronic illness/ pain management strategies. Pacing doesn't remove symptoms or take all my pain away. It does help to reduce some discomfort and reduces the risk of me causing an escalation of more crippling issues. Well, usually it does that!! My … Continue reading Sometimes A “Sick Day” Is Necessary, Even If You Are Already Chronically Ill
A friend recently posted a question in a Facebook Group, about ways to gain freedom in life, so you can choose how you want to live it. "What has most helped you to gain freedom in your life to choose exactly how you want to live it?" Jayne Bailey My response was one word. Acceptance. … Continue reading Is Acceptance Just Resignation?
It's nearly 3 years since my left femur snapped in two. Those first two years I can barely remember. It's a blur of surgery after surgery, hospital stay after hospital stay, recovery after recovery. Actually recovery is probably the wrong word because I haven't recovered. My left femur is still broken. It's officially diagnosed as … Continue reading The Next “Leg” of My Journey
I have been living with a series of complex medical conditions for over 6 years now. In 2014 my health deteriorated to the point of needing to medically retire. With time on my hands I decided to start this blog to help me keep track of all that was happening to me but also as … Continue reading Medical Musings with Friends
In 2010 I was in my mid 40’s, at the height of my career as an Executive Manager in a major bank. In April of 2010, I was getting ready to take 6 weeks long service leave to spend some quality time with my beautiful husband. We were going on a road trip, through South … Continue reading My Story