Life isn't always fun. It will always have highs and lows. Times when we are ecstatic. Times when we are happy. Times when we are content. Times when we are melancholy. Times when we are bored. Times when we just have to deal with drudgery. I'm sitting in the "dealing with drudgery" category at the … Continue reading Dealing With Daily Drudgery
In 2020, I launched a new venture....my Podcast Medical Musings With Sam. Firstly I want to thank you all so much for your support. This has been one of the most rewarding, emotionally challenging adventures, I’ve ever tackled. Why? I think because it’s caused me to really go down memory lane in a way I wasn’t … Continue reading Listen To Your Own Story
I've decided one of the hardest things, about being medically retired, is working out what day of the week it is! Every morning I wake up and need to look at my phone, or the pain medication dispenser on my bedside table, to work it out. If it's the day after my medication dispenser has … Continue reading What Day Is It?
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”
"Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is" – Mandy Hale What an insightful quote! There is so much simplicity to it yet it is full of depth and wisdom. When we live with Chronic Illness, it's very easy to … Continue reading It’s Time To Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like!
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 Old Loves, New Loves
One thing chronic illness guarantees is uncertainty. One thing a global pandemic, in the form of COVID-19, guarantees is uncertainty. No matter how much we might like to think we have things under control, our bodies, diseases, unexpected life events, loss of loved ones, always find a way of creating times of chaos, confusion, fear … Continue reading Facing An Uncertain New Year
2021 is literally around the corner! 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. This time last year, none of us knew how challenging 2020 would be. I doubt a rampant, infectious virus, creating a … Continue reading You Don’t Have To See The Whole Staircase!
At the start of a new week or month, I have a, “Celebrations Milestones and Memories” segment on my Facebook Forum, Medical Musings with Friends. The idea is to take a quiet moment, to think about what lies ahead. We muse about how we are feeling, what we are concerned about, what we are excited about. … Continue reading Managing The Chronic Disease Curveball
I hope you enjoy my next VLOG. Today I'm chatting about "Fear of Change" for those living with chronic illness. It's a huge topic and I'm only scratching the surface in this VLOG. I hope it starts to get you thinking about how to tackle the early stages of approaching a desired change. Change is … Continue reading “Fear Of Change” …..My New VLOG