I choose to be happy despite the cross of chronic illness. In fact, I have found I can be joyful because of my chronic illness!!
As Christmas Day fast approaches I imagine most of us, in the chronic illness community, are musing about what we want to realistically achieve over the holiday period. For those of us with chronic disease it can be an incredibly overwhelming time. Just trying to be happy for others, when your body is screaming at … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little “Chronic Illness” Christmas!
Every now and again it’s really good to stop and take stock.The end of the year, and the lead up to Christmas, is a perfect time to let go of a few things and make some space to slow down a little.After all, it is supposed to be the season of “Comfort and Peace”, as … Continue reading Blogging Off Until 2023…But First A Look At My Writing Year In Review
(An Excerpt From Chapter Three of My Book, My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope: Living with a Rare Disease) Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is” – Mandy Hale What an insightful quote! There … Continue reading Your Ticket To A New Life…..Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like
If you constantly question your reality and worry about the future, you are not alone. Last year I was honoured to be invited to team with The Mighty to write an email newsletter, focusing on dealing with the “What If’s” of Life. I agreed in the hope my experience of living with a rare progressive disease, along … Continue reading Right Now I’m Thinking…What If?
Some dates are forever etched in our memories. I have a few but there are two I will never forget. October 6th 2014 is the first. It was the day my femur broke. It was a life changing day. A day that would start me on a journey with a rare bone disease, so rare that … Continue reading A Year Later…One Step, Two Steps…Will There Be A Third?
There is something good in every day. Is there? Is that even a possible concept for those of us who have chronic diseases? 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…Even With Chronic Disease
"I'm going to be your clown for the day" These are the words my husband greeted me with, as I munched on my cornflakes. I knew instantly why, but I imagine his statement will require some explaining. I had a crazy idea I could take on a bigger workload. As my regular readers will know, … Continue reading My Chronic Illness Clown For The Day!
(This is an excerpt from Chapter Two of my book, My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope, available as an e-book or paperback through Amazon or ImagineWe Publishers. It also provides an update, as promised, to an earlier blog, "What Sam Did Next") How do you continue to live life to … Continue reading Live Your Best Life….And What Did Sam Do Next?
This week I celebrated my 57th birthday! I wasn't going to reveal my age but then I thought, "wow I'm 57....I made it to 57". So with that thought I realised I should shout it from the mountain top. My health has not been kind for the past 15 years and on a few occasions … Continue reading Seize The Day