Reblog – I’m Good….My Body, Not So Much

This is a very real and honest account of what chronic illness can do to a person. No matter the severity of our conditions, I think we all tend to “put on a happy face/voice” when asked how we are doing. I applaud Sam for putting it into words.

Lydia!

My Medical Musings

As a little girl, around the age of 5 or 6, my parents taught me how to answer our home phone.

I can still remember my answering script to this day. I would eagerly rush to the ringing phone and in my brightest, best grown up voice possible,  I would say:

” Hello, 1234567, can I help you?”

The caller inevitably asked:

” Is your Mum or Dad there?

My scripted response was:

” Yes, I’ll just get them, can I please ask who’s calling?”

My decorum and professionalism, at that young age, then departed as I ran excitedly through the house shouting:

” Mum, Dad, phone call…Mr/Mrs xx is on the phone”

Oh well, I’m sure the caller had a good chuckle.

The Professional Approach

That phone answering training as a little girl, really paved the way for how I would communicate in adult life.

In my business career…

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Reblog – The Things I Haven’t Said

This is such a beautiful and heart-wrenching post. I am sharing it because I can relate to so much of it – chronic pain, hemiplegic migraines, bowel disease, and just having trouble coping with everyday life.

Please give this the read it deserves. And while it is about another blogger, much of it is my story as well.

Lydia!

#purpleproject

I’m choosing to write this today because I feel like it’s time to be brutally honest with my followers, which include my friends, family, coworkers and many other bloggers I’ve had the privilege of meeting, collaborating with and becoming very close with. During tough times, especially in the past year, other members of the IBD community have been the only people I tend to accept support from because they are honestly the only ones that have truly been where I’m walking right now. And where I’m walking right now is on glass.

I want to start out by saying, I’m sure many of you have noticed over the last several years of my blogging, whether it’s on this WordPress site or on my public facebook page, I don’t tend to share a lot of details about MY personal health. This has been for many reasons, but the main one is…

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Reblog – Why You Should Watch the Paralympics Games

This is a very heartfelt post about an important event. I admit I haven’t watched as much of the Paralympics as the original Olympics. However, when I do I am always amazed by the talent and spirit of the athletes.

Lydia!

A Chronic Spoonful

As I’ve started to write this, I’m watching the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics.

I had a few issues getting the stream working, but boy, was I glad when my husband texted me a possible solution that I managed to get working.

You see, I love the Paralympics!

20180309_150128_00012064318775.png The Paralympic logo on a black background. Words- Why You Should Watch the Paralympic Games

The Paralympics go back to the post World War II period. Similar to the modern Invictus Games, competitions were set up to help ex servicemen who had been injured. Eventually, it evolved into the Summer Paralympics (open to non-veterans), and the Winter games opened in 1976.

It gives a chance for disabled people to compete at a world class level, and in an environment that is supportive and accessible.

Disability sport is important because it keeps us active, healthy (physically and mentally), and…

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