It happens to all of us with chronic illness. We look at our calendar and see an appointment looming in the future. It offers such promise. We feel a little excited at the prospect of what may come from it. Hope. It offers hope. It may be months away but it is indelibly printed on our … Continue reading Dealing With The “Great Expectations” Of A Medical Appointment
You know how it feels to be watching a really sad movie, or reading an emotionally charged book, and you just need a break from it.....well, at the moment, I feel the same writing about chronic illness. In particular, I'm sick of my own sickness story. I need to push pause, change the channel, read … Continue reading A Case Of Chronic Illness Overload
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
If you love the original Mary Poppins movie, you will be very familiar with one of the songs sung by Dick Van Dyke, “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” I love the lyrics and melody. It conjures up happy childhood memories. I had the Mary Poppins album and would play the LP in my bedroom, on … Continue reading Dream A Little Dream With Me
As a New Year arrives 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 Christmas to the end of January, is known as the holiday season. Schools are … Continue reading The Dreaded New Year Question….Do You Have Plans?
It's New Years Eve. 2020 is literally around the corner! A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year? One thing is certain, none of us really know. As I look back over my life, every year has had highs and lows. Mostly my life … Continue reading You Don’t Have To See The Whole Staircase
"You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I'm telling you why... Santa Claus is coming to Town!!" It's Christmas Eve!! I think it's always been my most favourite day of the Christmas period ever since I was a young girl. The excitement and anticipation of Christmas Day just around the … Continue reading It’s Christmas Eve……Chronic Illness Style