It's on its way! There is no stopping it! Christmas is coming! That thought will either excite you or leave you trembling with trepidation. There may be an in between reaction but generally the Christmas/ Holiday Season and the lead up to the big day, is forefront of mind by mid November. For those of … Continue reading It’s “Chronically” Close To Christmas!!
"Life is too short, take nothing for granted" These are catch phrases we have probably allowed to roll off our tongues at one time or another. Both have so much meaning and I hazard a guess, a slightly different meaning for all of us. On my Facebook Support Group, we have a weekly segment called … Continue reading Gratefully Taking Nothing For Granted
I don't generally suffer from anxiety. It doesn't mean I don't get stressed in, or about, certain circumstances. Of course I do. We all do. In general, my overall health situation doesn't stress me. I accept it is what it is and I'm adjusting my life accordingly. Pain however, when it is at unrelenting levels … Continue reading Music Makes Everything Better
I have just had the night from hell. Pain has soared through every bone, muscle and joint in my body as my bone disease attacks from every angle. I woke from a deep sleep screaming at 2am, causing my husband to jolt upright and run to my side. I couldn't move any limb. I was … Continue reading Joy in the Morning
There is something good in every day. Is there? Is that even a possible concept for those of us who have chronic illness? The initial response from the chronic illness community is likely to be a resounding "No". Pain, procedures, lack of sleep, lack of understanding, countless medical appointments and tests, chronic fatigue, lack of … Continue reading There is Something Good in Every Day
I have sung all my life. School Choirs, Church Choirs, solos. Music and singing have been like food and water to me. They feed my soul. Over the past few years I have longed to sing with the energy and delight I used to sing with. My bone disease, pain and constant surgeries, has left … Continue reading How Can I Keep From Singing?