My Grown-up Chronic List

In one of the several FB groups I belong to, the question was asked, "What is one thing (or more) you are thankful for this holiday season? I listed a couple of things; however, since then I have come up with more so I thought I would share them here. Unlike the song that inspired …


Butterfly, My Butterfly (Repost)

I decided I needed to repost this as a reminder to myself more than anything. My Coach sent me the quote in a different meme that had a woman with wings.

With my asthma attack, a resurgence of my bingeing disorder and chocolate addiction, I have been really struggling so I needed the reminder!

Thanks, Coach!


Being Lydia!

I have always marveled at the process from which the lowly little caterpillar turns into the beautiful butterfly.

I won’t go into the graphic details, but it isn’t easy. The caterpillar spends most of its time eating leaves and molting until it just can’t eat any more.  Then it hangs upside down and builds a cocoon, or chrysalis, around itself.  While in the cocoon it transforms into wings, legs, antennae and body until it is ready to be set free.  Even that process is not an easy one as it has to push its way out of the silky yet strong cocoon.  But all of this effort is worth it as one of the most beautiful creatures on this earth emerges to fly to freedom.

My counselor recently told me that my affinity for butterflies was very fitting as I started out with very low self-esteem and fought my way through…

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The Season of Advent – Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

Sam gives us a wonderful reminder of advent and what Christmas is really about, whether you have a chronic illness or not!


My Medical Musings

In the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas I love the Advent season. This is the season the Christian church celebrate in the lead up to Christmas. It’s the start of the Church year and Advent Sunday marks the four Sunday’s before Christmas Day.

It’s a season of reflection and expectation. Advent is latin for Coming. Christmas celebrates the coming of Jesus as a new born baby in the most miraculous circumstances. A baby was to be born who was the Son of God and who brought the hope of salvation and everlasting life to a dark and cruel world.

On each of the four Sundays of Advent a candle on the advent wreath is lit. The first candle symbolises Hope. 💗


On the second Sunday of Advent Christians around the world continue to prepare for the joy ahead of celebrating the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. On…

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