I would have thought being disabled, and housebound, life would go slowly. I'd have thought each day would drag and each hour would leave me wondering how to fill my time. Ha...How Wrong Was I !! How is it days, weeks, months and even years keep speeding by? What have I done to make this … Continue reading Loving “Moments” Of My Chronic Illness Life
Hi Everyone, I'm really excited to introduce my new Podcast interview series. My first two interviews are streaming now and I'm so happy to be able to share them with you all. Nik Watson - A Life With Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Nik Watson, is my dear friend and co-administrator of my FB Group, Medical … Continue reading Introducing Two Very Special Ladies,With Very Special Stories
The past two weeks I have been flat out recording Podcast episodes and establishing my new venture, Medical Musings With Sam. Firstly I want to thank you all so much for your support. This has been one of the most rewarding, emotionally challenging adventures, I've ever tackled. Why? I think because it's caused me to really … Continue reading Looking Back To Look Forward
Getting to the next level always requires ending something, leaving it behind, and moving on. Growth itself demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them."Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings I love this … Continue reading We Can Stay Stuck Or We Can Grow
I was loading my dishwasher this morning and fighting with a plate refusing to fit in. It wasn't really the plates fault. I was in severe lower back pain and trying to get the task over as quickly as possible. I was also trying to fit way too much into this particular load.....as you do!! … Continue reading “Where There’s A Will There’s A Way”….Is It Really That Easy?
As a little girl, around the age of 5 or 6, my parents taught me how to answer our home telephone. No mobiles in those days. A good old fashioned 1970’s styled phone where you physically needed to dial a number. I can still remember my answering script to this day. I would eagerly rush … Continue reading I’m Good…..My Body Is Misbehaving Though
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!
My title might suggest a study in economics but rest assured it is not where I am heading with this. The Law of Diminishing Returns Refers to a point at which the level of benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested. When you live with chronic illness, over time your expectations, … Continue reading The “Chronic Illness” Law of Diminishing Returns
"Shall we, shan't we?" "Do we need that? Should we part with those?" "Will this piece fit? Oh no, it will just look all wrong there!" A year ago, this conversation had been on a continuum between my husband and I for weeks. Yes, we were moving house and it was the reason why we … Continue reading Letting Go ~ Out With The Old, In With The New
When we have chronic illness, our minds are quickly programmed to think about all the things we can no longer do. Doctors, allied health professionals, family and friends, can easily feed us messages which concur with our "I can't do that" mindset. Don't get me wrong, there is lots we can't do when living with … Continue reading How Can I Do That ?