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
Chronic Disease is a tough cross to bear. There is no denying it.Having a cheerful disposition while writhing in pain, or dealing with news of a chronic illness diagnosis, may sound like an impossible dream.I can see my readers nodding and saying “you’ve got that right Sam!”Stay with me on this though….. we need to … Continue reading Optimistically Grateful, Despite Chronic Illness
"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
How many times have you said, “No worries, that’s as easy as…….”I know I’ve said it countless times during my life. In fact its how I used to live my life. Everything was seemingly easy and if it wasn’t, I could quickly convince myself it was.I had a positive can do, absolutely, yes to everything, … Continue reading It’s Never As Easy As…
Life isn’t always straight forward. A bit of a cliche I know, but it’s so true!6 years ago I sat in pain with 2 broken legs, recovering from 2 major surgeries 8 weeks apart. I was facing a future filled with so many “unknown” elements.At that moment, “Life isn’t straight forward”, is what came to … Continue reading Living In Limbo
How many times have you wanted to invite family or friends over for a coffee but the thought of catering has just been too much? You may be comfortable allowing your guests to self cater for you, by bringing in a cake/savoury treat and making the drink when they arrive. That's a wonderful option. It's … Continue reading Catering Chronic Illness Style
I always knew releasing a book would be exciting but, in my naivety, I never expected it to be so exhausting and so emotional! I received my author copies of my book in the mail on Sunday. What a moment. I'm not even sure I can find the words to express the array of emotions … Continue reading Excited, Exhausted and Emotional