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
If you're disabled, or live with chronic illness, you will understand the importance your allied health team play in keeping you functional. They are integral to your overall care and well being. They often become more than medical professionals, they become friends over time as they visit you at home, perhaps weekly or monthly. You … Continue reading Podiatry Panic
You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine’s Day post given the title I’ve chosen. Please rest assured it’s not. It’s a continuation of my musings about acceptance being the gateway to a new life. Acceptance is not a sad resignation, it’s the pathway to peace, happiness and freedom from prolonged grief. For me … Continue reading Loves and Losses
We all know the saying; "When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade" It conjures up the notion of strength, determination, optimism, resourcefulness, resilience. All characteristics I've drawn on to deal with the "chronic illness lemons" continuously thrown at me. My lemons often feel like tennis balls in one of those practice machines. … Continue reading Let’s Make Some Lemonade!