I woke up this morning with no great expectations of what my day would hold. I had no plans, no appointments and was not unhappy about what many would consider a boring day ahead. My day started like any other. Pain, pain meds, try and get out of bed, try again and again. Eventually grab … Continue reading My 2 Minutes Of Fame!
There are times I yearn to write but words fail me. Is it because I am overthinking? Is it because I'm too tired and in too much pain? Or is it because if I wrote what I needed to write, it may be too raw, too much for my readers and even too much for … Continue reading Straight From My Heart
After a week of appointments and feeling absolutely shattered, I looked at my calendar for the next day and it revealed a blank page. I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Most of my days are a blank page. This particular week had been an exception to the rule and I was suffering for it. … Continue reading Climbing Mountains With My Chronic Illness Friends
One thing chronic illness guarantees is uncertainty. One thing a global pandemic, in the form of COVID-19, guarantees is uncertainty. No matter how much we might like to think we have things under control, our bodies, diseases, unexpected life events, loss of loved ones, always find a way of creating times of chaos, confusion, fear … Continue reading Facing An Uncertain New Year
As 2020 is coming to a close, it's time for me to reflect on my writing year. I’ve so enjoyed blogging plus writing articles for The Mighty. I've also recently launched my Podcast, Medical Musings With Sam, which has proved to be a wonderful way to bring my blog posts to life. Thank You! So this … Continue reading A Reflective Roundup Of My 2020 Blogging, Podcasting And Writing Adventures.
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
How do you continue to live life to the full when your health limits everything you do? How do you cope with waiting for a reprieve in symptoms when, the reality is, no reprieve is coming? I’m not going to say there are easy answers to these questions because there definitely are not. It’s hard. … Continue reading A Full And Fulfilled Chronic Illness Life
At the start of a new week or month, I have a, “Celebrations Milestones and Memories” segment on my Facebook Forum, Medical Musings with Friends. The idea is to take a quiet moment, to think about what lies ahead. We muse about how we are feeling, what we are concerned about, what we are excited about. … Continue reading Managing The Chronic Disease Curveball
When I was working my husband always used to stir me about having my mobile phone strapped to my ear, or in my hand, almost 24/7. He wasn't exaggerating either! The other night while I was lying in bed frantically tapping away on my phone screen, I paused for a moment and looked up at … Continue reading I Love My Phone!! It’s A Chronic Illness Lifeline
One of the wonderful things living with a chronic disease has brought into my life, is finding new networks and friends in the chronic illness and blogging communities. Before becoming disabled and unable to work, I had no idea about blogging or online support forums. I never even had a Facebook account. Fast forward to … Continue reading It’s OK To Take An Online Break