I’m not talking about the weather, it is the most glorious day outside. I'm sitting in my favourite chair doing what I love most....writing. I really should make the extra effort to get out of my armchair, grab my crutches, grab my phone, grab my coffee and go outside……hmmm, can’t quite achieve that! Not with … Continue reading Musings About My Future, While Waiting For The Morning Fog To Lift
We often think of God’s plans for our life in terms of grandiose ideas. We may think the little things in our life are just not as important as the big-ticket items. In my experience, little things do matter in the big scheme of things. When I medically retired 4 years ago, despite being disabled, there … Continue reading Little Things Do Matter….Especially When Living With Chronic Illness
2018 RDBlog Week Sign Up Page is ready!!
It’s nearly time for #RDblogweek. My FB Forum, Medical Musings with Friends, is very excited to be a sponsor this year.
If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis and are a blogger, we’d love you to sign up and join in the fun!!💞💞
I’m re-blogging my round up of last years RA blog week. It might just help wet your appetite for this years event
This week I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the Annual RA Blog Week. It’s a wonderful event for bloggers from around the world to share their insights on what it’s like living with Rheumatoid Arthritis & often other associated autoimmune diseases.
Each day of the week a topic is chosen for bloggers to write about. On the last day of the week we are asked to highlight some of the great blogs we have read during the blogging event.
This year I can’t choose. I was really impressed with the varying writing styles & insights that each blogger brought to the event.
So, I’ve decided to highlight & applaud everyone 😊
Below are the topics for each day of the week. If you click on the topic title for each day it will take you to the most inspiring & awesome blogs.
Monday September 25, 2017
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"Trigeminal Neuralgia.....what on earth is that?" That was my reaction when I was hospitalised in May 2014 with the most severe right-sided face pain that I had ever experienced in my life. I had been trying to cope with it for 3 weeks with strong pain killers. I was thinking it was just another idiosyncrasy special … Continue reading Taking A “One Day At A Time” Philosophy With Chronic Illness
I was sitting at our local cafe this week, which is situated on a Point overlooking the Bay and beautiful Islands beyond. It really couldn't be more idyllic and I am blessed to live so close to such a gorgeous place on Australia's east coast. As my husband and I were sipping our cool drinks … Continue reading The Tides of Chronic Illness
For 8 days in November 2017 I lay in a hospital bed basically writhing in pain. Rewind to the beginning of that 8 day period and I was being rushed to hospital in an ambulance as my left leg, the one with the non union femur fracture, was like a wooden block and it would … Continue reading A Hospital Stay To Remember
This week I've had the pleasure of participating in the Annual RA Blog Week. It's a wonderful event for bloggers from around the world to share their insights on what it's like living with Rheumatoid Arthritis & often other associated autoimmune diseases. Each day of the week a topic is chosen for bloggers to write … Continue reading RA Blog Week 2017 – A Feast of Great Blogs
Behind every great man is a great woman, or so the saying goes. Let's flip that on it's head a little. Behind this chronically ill wife is an amazing husband. A husband who has become a full-time carer. A husband who has gone beyond the call of duty. A husband who has become my legs, … Continue reading Thank you Sweetheart
It's nearly 3 years since my left femur snapped in two. Those first two years I can barely remember. It's a blur of surgery after surgery, hospital stay after hospital stay, recovery after recovery. Actually recovery is probably the wrong word because I haven't recovered. My left femur is still broken. It's officially diagnosed as … Continue reading The Next “Leg” of My Journey
Many of us who have had multiple abdominal surgeries can find we later have issues with adhesions. I was reminded of this the other day when I was talking to my carer about my story. I also realised I haven't said anything about adhesions on my blog in any detail. My Adhesion Story In 2010, … Continue reading Abdominal Adhesions