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: New Beginnings
My Stoma Story Chapter Two….The Beginning of Blossom
**Includes Health Update** I decided I wanted a name that points to life, hope, and renewal. Something that makes me smile when I say it and gives me a sense of light heartedness.
Our Tapestry Of Life – Another New Year Begins
2023 is here!A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year?One thing is certain, none of us really know.As I look back over my life, every year has had highs and lows. Mostly, my life has been exciting and exhilarating. Yes, even the past 12 … Continue reading Our Tapestry Of Life – Another New Year Begins
A New Year Promise…Hope In The Midst of Delight and Despair
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v 11 ( New International Version) I love this verse from the Bible. I can’t think of a better verse to read and muse on as we … Continue reading A New Year Promise…Hope In The Midst of Delight and Despair
What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do!
(Including a Health Update) Sometimes the path ahead in life can seem a little unclear. Sometimes we are faced with a range of life choices, almost too many, which often complicate matters and require a great deal of thought….too much thought!! Sometimes we have limited choices, none of which are particularly helpful, so instead of … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do!
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
A Year Later…One Step, Two Steps…Will There Be A Third?
Some dates are forever etched in our memories. I have a few but there are two I will never forget. October 6th 2014 is the first. It was the day my femur broke. It was a life changing day. A day that would start me on a journey with a rare bone disease, so rare that … Continue reading A Year Later…One Step, Two Steps…Will There Be A Third?
I'm lying on my bed, trying to take deep breaths to cope with the excruciating pain in my glands. It's like the"mumps" virus. I look like a bullfrog. It's not a virus, it's just blocked glands due to Sjogren's disease. It will pass but it will take a few days, or so has been my … Continue reading Chronically Content
“Grief is the price we pay for love.” Queen Elizabeth II
I awoke to the sound of rain pouring down, and the sky was as black as the ace of spades. My body, as is normal, was screaming at me, as lying in bed for 6 hours causes every joint to seize, and my broken bones burn. I slowly twisted my legs off the bed and … Continue reading “Grief is the price we pay for love.” Queen Elizabeth II
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…