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 Driving “Miss Sam”
Snap, crackle and pop…and just like that I can't move my back. I've been doing reasonably well so it's disappointing when my broken body decides to break a little more, but this is life with a crazy bone disease. I can't thank my beautiful husband enough for his love and support. When you can't do … Continue reading Snap, Crackle, Pop…Caring Love Never Stops!
No matter what is going on in my life there is always a constant certainty….A cup of tea fixes everything!There is something strangely calming about putting on the kettle, taking out a pretty china cup or mug, anticipating sitting in a comfy chair and slowly sipping this hot delight.It may be coffee, or another beverage … Continue reading A Cup Of Tea Fixes Everything!
Sometimes our best intentions, our enthusiasm and even our commitment are not enough, especially when living with chronic illness. I recently promoted a Podcast " Virtual Book Tour", following the launch of my book, "My Medical Musings", in May. The idea was a simple one. I'd just record a random chapter of my book every … Continue reading A Podcast Pause
Hi Everyone, I'm really excited to announce I've decided to do a "Virtual Book Tour" of sorts, through my Podcast, Medical Musings with Sam. I recorded a Podcast episode this week called a Virtual Book Tour and Being Authentic. In this episode I explain why I'm doing a Virtual Tour and why I'm not releasing … Continue reading Announcing My “Virtual Book Tour”
I’m so excited to announce my book is out now and published by ImagineWe Publishers. The book is a collection of my most popular blog posts, with new content included as I share my memoirs. It has been a lifelong dream to write a book and I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunity, the love, support … Continue reading My Medical Musings….The Book, Is Available Now!
You may read this blog post title with a sense of bewilderment. You may be wondering where on earth am I going with this and what on earth has any of it got to do with chronic disease and disability! Well, in my world these three things, Carparks, a Recliner and a Telephone, have all … Continue reading Carparks, A Recliner And A Telephone
Without resilience there is no way I would be coping today, both with the horrors of my health and the wonders of my new writing career.
Many people with Chronic Illness require full time Carers. Often that role is filled by loved ones. Our husbands, wives, life partners, siblings, parents, children, even grandparents.Watching a loved one suffer is just so confronting. No one wants to see someone writhing in pain, or watch the person they're caring for lose their ability to … Continue reading Caring For The Carer
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott (Author of “Little Women”) I always think we have a choice when faced with “storms of life”.We can bunker down and wait for the storm to pass, or we can continue to live, albeit with impediments, and find a way … Continue reading Sailing Through Storms