Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what day it is.It matters that I make the most of every single day and make the moments within the day count. It matters that I don’t waste time being discontent about my circumstances.
Category: Patient Advocacy
Just Treading Water
As a patient advocate, I am often called, inspiring, motivating, and full of strength despite my adversities. The truth is that most days, I am just treading water.
The Wound Doctor’s & Co Podcast….My Interview Discussing Chronic Illness and the Doctor Patient Relationship.
47% of Australians live with a chronic disease, and Samantha Moss is one of them. We talk to her about how she manages her wounds, how she stays positive, and how health professionals can better care for people with long-term conditions
Embracing The Chronic Disease Circle of Change
(Warning: Some images in this blog post may be confronting) My approach to any life changing event always starts with making time to stop and think. It’s crucial to be deliberate and focused when dealing with change.
To Share or Not To Share? That is the Question.
As a writer, it's a question I constantly ask myself. My aim is to ensure no one is left guessing and I reduce the risk of misunderstanding.
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
Taking Control Over My Calendar Catastrophe …Time For Some Annual Leave!
Have you looked at your Calendar at the start of a month and thought to yourself, ” What on earth was I thinking. I can’t possibly do all that!” I’m sure I’m not alone in this exclamation. As I scrolled through my calendar on my phone for the month ahead, I felt physically sick. It was … Continue reading Taking Control Over My Calendar Catastrophe …Time For Some Annual Leave!
Dancing To The Beat of My Own Drum..Chronic Illness Style!
I don’t generally suffer from anxiety. It doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed. Of course I do. We all do. My overall health situation can cause significant stress, on occasions, but I accept it is what it is, and I’m continually finding ways to adjust my life to accomodate it. Pain, when it’s at unrelenting … Continue reading Dancing To The Beat of My Own Drum..Chronic Illness Style!
A Personal Letter from Sam….My Health and Life Update and an Apology.
Hi Everyone, I recently wrote a letter to the members of my support forum, Medical Musings with Friends . I wanted to apologise for being so quiet with replying to their comments on the forum, and not commenting on posts in general lately. I've managed to schedule daily segments to encourage community and discussion, but … Continue reading A Personal Letter from Sam….My Health and Life Update and an Apology.
Part Two of My Interview as a Guest on, “I Am Not My Pain Podcast”, with Host Melissa Adams
I am so excited to share part two of my interview with Melissa on her podcast, "I Am Not My Pain Podcast". In case you missed part one, which includes my introduction to Melissa and how we met, here is the link to my blog post containing everything you need to know, including the Podcast … Continue reading Part Two of My Interview as a Guest on, “I Am Not My Pain Podcast”, with Host Melissa Adams