One thing chronic illness guarantees is uncertainty. No matter how much we might like to think we have things under control, our bodies, our diseases, always find a way of creating times of chaos, confusion, fear and uncertainty. Sometimes it happens on a daily basis, sometimes every few months or just unexpectedly out of the … Continue reading Facing An Uncertain Future
I love turning over the calendar at the beginning of a new month. I have a pretty wall calendar in my study so I can anticipate revealing a new picture on the 1st day. It's a symbolic act in some regards, of saying goodbye to the old month, the good and the bad. I like … Continue reading In Sickness And In Health…..The Seasons Of Life
There are times in my chronic illness adventure when I'm not sure what my next move should be. Symptoms worsen, test results reveal disease progression and my energy and desire to fight wanes. My medical team is very concerned but also cautious. Intervention can make things worse and every time I have surgery I'm never … Continue reading Chronic Illness Chess – Attack or Surrender
I have a "Now or Never" philopsophy to life that sometimes gets me into trouble. Well, let's face it....always gets me into trouble! Living with a physical progressive disability involves a lot of pain, lack of mobility and extreme fatigue every day. This kind of disease is constant. It doesn't ebb and flow with flares. … Continue reading Pushing And Pacing With A Progressive Chronic Disease….Courageous Or Stupid?
As a New Year gets under way it's usual to think about the year ahead and set goals both for your personal and business life and perhaps plan holidays or other adventures. I did that for years. It's summer in Australia and generally known as a holiday month. Schools are closed and many businesses are … Continue reading Plans? What Plans?
As Christmas and year end comes around, I’m in a reflective mood. It’s been a great year for me from a writing perspective. I've enjoyed networking with other bloggers within the chronic illness blogging community. I've also connected this year outside of the chronic illness world, with lovely Christian women through Grace Girls and the … Continue reading My Writing Year In Review
Inspirational Quotes surround us in today's world of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Throw away lines that are designed to both challenge and motivate us. Do they or are we overwhelmed by the many thoughts, sayings, likes and shares that crowd our day? Do we really take time to reflect and ponder and listen to … Continue reading A Day Of Pondering Is Good For The Mind Body And Soul