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

New Opportunities – Living with Chronic Illness

New Opportunities

New Opportunities Traditional work is difficult when you have a chronic illness. Accepting that I have a new path, I find new opportunities for personal fulfillment. Now that I have accepted that my ability to work in a traditional job is not possible I have had to find another reason Continue Reading

Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation Meditation is my secret weapon against anxiety. It helps me overcome the knots in my stomach, and calm me. I had to open the door on Tuesday morning while I was doing my meditation. The room had become too hot, and not because I had left the heating on Continue Reading

‘Taking the Air’

‘Taking the Air’ was considered to be a cure for many illnesses. Life with a chronic illness means that we have to take every moment that is good, and cherish it. As I sat outside today, I was enjoying one of these. Taking the Air Air. Do you remember those 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

Living with chronic illness – Limits

Living with chronic illness - Limits

What limits us Chronic illness limits what you can do, often dramatically. In this post I share how I have learned to look at limits in a different way. Limits are all around us. Our limitations are physical, economic, mental, intellectual and medical. This list could be expanded, but I think Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem Carpe Diem or Seize the Day is a maxim that people with chronic illness usually follow. Every day brings surprises, some good, some bad. This is a day that something good happened, and I grabbed it with both hands. On Wednesday I had a great plan. Creating an Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – the challenge of travel.

Living with chronic illness - Travel

Travel can be difficult when you have a chronic illness. Needing to plan and prepare for the obstacles that are common for your illness. This is how I live within the rules of my disease. Travel to Dublin Today I attended a meeting of the MS & Me blogging group. Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – Transition Day – A 30 Minute Life

Transition Day

Transition – Living with chronic illness Life is a series of changes – transition. Some are unexpected, and other you know will happen. I now have to finish the work that I do because I cannot walk fast enough. This is how I am adapting to this transition. Life is Continue Reading