Embrace Your Gifts – In Sickness And Health

Embrace Your Gifts – In Sickness And Health

Living well with a high level of physical health challenges requires that I attend routine appointments with various medical specialists. It is profoundly eye-opening to be with a group of people who, in my view, are dealing with medical circumstances much more difficult than mine.

Soaking Up Self-care

Soaking Up Self-care

There’s nothing like a good soak to relax sore feet. I know this – but seldom get do it, mainly because it is another self-care activity that I cannot do without assistance. Asking for help is not easy.

Jelly-Belly Blues

Jelly-Belly Blues

Staying motivated is important when you have a chronic, not-going-away health issue. I’m always on the look out for anything that will help my lazy-bones keep moving.

The Mood Roller

The Mood Roller

Mood management is by far the most difficulty aspect of living with a chronic illness. It doesn’t matter if you have a visibly obvious disability or an invisible medical condition; the Mood Roller does not discriminate.

Soul Food

Soul Food

Hmm… I love the smell of cookies baking; the aroma taps into my warm and fuzzy notion of comfort. Food, of course, is vital to good health, and cookies may not be on everyone’s radar, but the bottom line is, food fuels our bodies.

Forgive My Whining

Forgive My Whining

Forgive me if this sounds like a Pollyanna perspective, but my disability and the episodes of illness that accompany it, are my truest friend. And, like any friend (human or pet) this relationship is not always smooth and carefree but I can depend on it; we’re committed to one another until death due us part.

Giving In

Giving In

We live in a time when stimulation is available at the ready. We can scroll through our iphones to tweet, post photos, listen to music, read email, and when that’s exhausted, we can pull out our kindle to read a book. Boredom is avoided like the plague, almost as much as talking to one another.

Medical Tests UGH

Medical Tests UGH

Tests, tests, and more tests, UGH! The one thing you learn from spending time in medical “waiting” rooms is how to be patient – or rather – how to be a patient. I don’t how many hours of my life have been spent in waiting rooms but it must be a very large number by now.