Life is short. It's precious, and it's fragile while being incredibly resilient and strong. My home is my safe place, and I'm convinced because I love it, and I love my husband, it's the place that helps me heal in a way I never do in hospital.
I’ll Be Back Soon
I'm 2 weeks post major surgery and recovering at home with the help of a "hospital at home" program and my beautiful husband. It's been one of the toughest surgeries I've had, and I just don't have the energy to write or record a podcast at the moment. I'm hoping that will change in the … Continue reading I’ll Be Back Soon
‘Twas The Night Before Surgery…..
It's 2.30 am, and I'm writing a blog post. I must be mad. I should be enjoying a good dream at this time of the early morning.
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.
Seize The Day
This week I celebrated my 57th birthday! I wasn't going to reveal my age but then I thought, "wow I'm 57....I made it to 57". So with that thought I realised I should shout it from the mountain top. My health has not been kind for the past 15 years and on a few occasions … Continue reading Seize The Day
It’s Never As Easy As…
How many times have you said, “No worries, that’s as easy as…….”I know I’ve said it countless times during my life. In fact its how I used to live my life. Everything was seemingly easy and if it wasn’t, I could quickly convince myself it was.I had a positive can do, absolutely, yes to everything, … Continue reading It’s Never As Easy As…
Excited, Exhausted and Emotional
I always knew releasing a book would be exciting but, in my naivety, I never expected it to be so exhausting and so emotional! I received my author copies of my book in the mail on Sunday. What a moment. I'm not even sure I can find the words to express the array of emotions … Continue reading Excited, Exhausted and Emotional
Just Because It’s Over, Doesn’t Mean It’s Over
What a week! Parts of Australia, in South East Queensland and New South Wales, are experiencing catastrophic flooding. It's due to an extreme, unpredictable weather system we are calling a "rain bomb". One reporter said the rain was of "biblical" proportion and I have to agree. I was lying in bed listening to it's intensity … Continue reading Just Because It’s Over, Doesn’t Mean It’s Over
Let’s Make Some Lemonade!
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!
A Holiday At Home – My Very Own Bed and Breakfast
You know the feeling of needing a holiday. Time away from your own life realities, if even for a few days. You are probably exhausted from work, life events, health issues, end of year fatigue and numerous other reasons. My list of reasons for needing a holiday is not short! A Year To Forget 2021 … Continue reading A Holiday At Home – My Very Own Bed and Breakfast