Meditation: Am I fading like these tulips?

Meditation: Am I fading like these tulips?

Mornings are the best part of my day, when the realisation of my physical state has not registered. Eating a leisurely breakfast, followed by coffee, brewed from just ground coffee. The morning is full of promise, and my day is undecided. After this meal, I put my dishes in the Continue Reading

Should I Start Self Medicating?

There is no escape from the pain!! For nearly 5 years I have had a constant throbbing, stabbing and pulsing pain in my right temple extending to my whole head frequently. It does not stop. Every waking moment is accompanied by this sensation. Sitting on the couch this morning I Continue Reading

Pacing – Not as easy as it sounds!!

Pacing Not as easy as it sounds!!

“Just set yourself a steady pace, not too much, and listen to your body. It will tell you when to stop.” That is so simple. My body will tell me when I need a break. That’s what my physiotherapist, psychologist, doctor and neurologist have told me. I have lived over Continue Reading

The medical and care systems are broken!!

Our medical and care system is broken - A 30 Minute Life

In this post I share my thoughts about the medical and care systems that people with chronic illnesses must use. Is there an alternative?

My Life With MS & Chronic Pain – Week 2

A 30 Minute Life - Week 2

Week ending 7 October 2018 What a week!! Full of ups, and downs. But that is the reality of life. If you take part, then things will happen. Some of them good, and others bad. At the end you look back and think;  “How did I survive it?” On Friday Continue Reading

Recipes: Treats for the Autoimmune Community

Pumpkin seed flour cake - Autoimmune Diet

In the last few months I have been looking at changing my diet (see my post about diet). Up to now I  follow the Swank diet. This diet removes all processed food, and anything from the cow. It also doesn’t like frying. As an Irishman not being able to eat Continue Reading

Pain Management Doesn’t Have To Be All About Pills

Pain Management Doesn't Have To Be All About Pills

When you are dealing with pain that is long-term, the last thing you need is yet another prescription for medications. Medicines can be expensive, and the cocktail of drugs that a doctor can put you on to manage pain can all be ineffective as they work against each other instead Continue Reading

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!   Last Saturday was a terrible day, and it was inevitable that this would happen. In 3 months life has transformed. My job had become a problem as my walk had now reduced to a hobble, with my left leg doing all the hard Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – New Treatment

Living with Chronic Illness New Treatment

New Treatment A new diagnosis has led to some new treatment. This post shares my experience of the first few days since I heard the news. As I wrote in my last post, my symptoms are getting worse. Waking up as tired as I was when I slept and seeing Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – New Pain and Despair!

Living with Chronic Illness

Pain woke me up Pain is a part of living with chronic illness. When a new pain is felt it is easy to fall into a feeling of despair. This is how I overcome despair. It woke me up, the pain. A dark room, pain in both thighs, shoulders and Continue Reading