Reblog – Chatter, Clatter & Clarity

I have shared several of Sam’s posts in the last little while, and it is mostly because they are so right on with my journey through chronic illness.

This post is a big wake-up call for me and probably many other chronic illness sufferers. Where she states that “It’s ok not to blog for a week or two,” I realized that I have been fighting guilt for not being able to write a full post since we lost Violet. Not because of just grief, but because those last weeks or her life really wore me out physically and emotionally.

Lydia!

My Medical Musings

One of the wonderful things that has come from living with a chronic disease is finding new networks & friends in the chronic illness community.

Before becoming disabled & unable to work, I had no idea about blogging & online support forums & believe it or not I never even had a Facebook account.

Fast forward to today & I am now fully entrenched in a whole new world of blogging network groups & online support groups, either as an active member or as an administrator/owner. Add in Twitter accounts linked to my blog, Facebook pages for my blog, my personal Facebook account, writing for The Mighty & other publications & all of a sudden my sedentary, chronically diseased life is full of non stop chatter & clatter.

From morning ’til night I am involved in some way in one of these “chatter” type activities. I love it. There is…

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Reblog – Home Sweet Home

I so can relate to everything here! Especially here in my new home.

Lydia!

My Medical Musings

Life can hold  many wonderful adventures.

Travel, work, days out, drives in the countryside, eating at wonderful restaurants and cafes, visits to family and friends.

The list is endless. The opportunities to broaden your horizons are plentiful.

What if  you can’t do any of those things? What if you are housebound? What if your body is incapable of being out for longer than an hour a day, in fact only an hour every few days, on a good week, all being well?

What does life look like then?

What if the four walls of your home are your boundaries? What if looking out the window at a beautiful sunny day is the extent of your outlook?

What does life look like then?

For many people with chronic disease, life’s limitations are severe. Finding light and life, within the compounds of their home, is perhaps one of the keys to survival…

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