When we have chronic illness, our minds are quickly programmed to think about all the things we can no longer do. Doctors, allied health professionals, family and friends, can easily feed us messages which concur with our "I can't do that" mindset. Don't get me wrong, there is lots we can't do when living with … Continue reading How Can I Do That ?
I'm lying in bed trying to take deep breaths to cope with the excruciating pain in my glands from a "mump like" virus. I've been told it could take 10 days for this acute stage of the viral infection to pass. I haven't slept for 4 nights. I should be beside myself, miserable, moody, mortified … Continue reading Chronically Content
Today I am literally stuck! Stuck upstairs until tomorrow morning at the earliest. Why? My stair lift (affectionately called shifty) decided last night that it needed a holiday from lugging me up & downstairs all day & it just stopped. No warning, no consideration of how much I depend on it. It just stopped & … Continue reading Stuck
One thing we can guarantee when living with a chronic disease is that we will always be changing plans. My extra cleaning activities this week have rendered my legs useless. I too easily forget that I'm only 10 weeks into a 6 month recovery from major surgery & that time frame is based on someone … Continue reading Change of Plans
I'm nearly 4 weeks post surgery and this time around seems so much harder than all the others. I think the main reason for that is because I was only 8 weeks post surgery on my broken leg when I had this rod inserted into the other leg. Having 2 legs with titanium rods from … Continue reading 4 week and counting
Today was my first session with my new Physiotherapist. What an amazing find she is. It turns out she has a special interest in auto immune diseases. She knows all my Specialists and completely understands my overall health issues. I was just so pleased. Not only that but she took the time to work today with my … Continue reading A new fantastic Physiotherapist ~ Outcome = Work in Progress!