If you feel like listening to my "Musings " rather than reading them, here's the link to my latest podcast on Medical Musings With Sam. Just be warned, I think this latest episode may be more like ramblings than musings, or perhaps a bit of both. Either way, I'm sharing my latest surgical journey and … Continue reading My Latest Podcast Episode…My Hospital “Oops” Events and Other Anecdotal Incidents!
Honey, I’m Home! (Escaping Hospital Hazards and Embracing Home Harmonies)
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.
‘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.
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 Peek Through My Window Of Pain
Pain can’t just be ignored. Disease can’t just be ignored. People with disease and pain can’t just be forgotten. I’m not alone in suffering horrific daily pain. So many in society struggle every day. Some manage to work or interact with the wider community in some way. Others like me, live a permanently reclusive life … Continue reading A Peek Through My Window Of Pain
You’re probably wondering what on earth the title to this blog post means. How can you be “Blissfully Broken”? No I haven’t gone mad…..ok, maybe just a little! I’m musing about my life as it stands today. When chronic illness is complex it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We can be diagnosed with so many adjunct … Continue reading Blissfully Broken
Another Day, Another Diagnosis
"Something isn't right. This is a new pain, a new discomfort. I feel like something is stuck in the middle of my abdomen, just below my ribs......plus I look 6 months pregnant!" This is the conversation I had with my husband just over a week ago. He was so concerned by what he was witnessing … Continue reading Another Day, Another Diagnosis
Happy 7th Birthday To My Stoma….Otherwise Known As Rudolph
I can’t believe the 11th November 2020, marks 7 years since my life changing colostomy surgery. My stoma, affectionately called Rudolph, is now 7 years old! For those of you without a stoma it may seem a strange thing to celebrate. While it was life changing, it was also life saving and I will be … Continue reading Happy 7th Birthday To My Stoma….Otherwise Known As Rudolph
“Do I Get Fries With That?” Dealing With Chronic Illness Side Dishes!
I thought my body couldn't possibly surprise me anymore. I thought I had a good handle on the reality of my diseases and on so many levels I do! I wrote a blog post recently, called "Sending The What Ifs Of Life Packing" It's all about focusing on "What Is" rather than "What If". So … Continue reading “Do I Get Fries With That?” Dealing With Chronic Illness Side Dishes!