Living with Chronic Illness – Winter is Coming

Living with Chronic Illness - Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming On Tuesday I was out at work. My work is doing market research surveys, and I go from door to door, seeing if I can get someone to be a respondent for my survey. I enjoy this job and the people that I meet and it is Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Opportunity

Opportunity Comes to Pass,Not to Pause

Opportunity When someone dies that is close to you, you inevitably reflect on your own mortality. It is one of those truism’s that we cannot escape. It can also be a positive action, causing you to endeavour to change your own life, in a positive way. My experience My mother Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Fooling Myself

Chronic illness - Fooling myself

Am I fooling myself? I am serious. What is the point in trying to develop my skills? I am disabled. It is so easy to take the route of giving up on improving myself as a person. It would be much less painful to spend the whole day watching TV, Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Storms in my head

Living with chronic illness

Living with Chronic Illness – Storm in my head Ophelia passed through Ireland on Monday, and we were expecting fierce winds and rain. Most of the country felt the wrath of the hurricane, but in Connemara, we seemed to remain in the eye of the storm. Having a chronic illness Continue Reading

How can I be happy?

How can I be happy

How can I be happy? How can I be happy, I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Sarcoidosis, and chronic headaches. Pain is a constant in my life. In fact, after over 3 years of being in pain, I have forgotten what it is like, not to be in pain. My joints Continue Reading

Anxiety

Anxiety - How I take control

Anxiety Anxiety can impact your life in many different ways. For me, it usually comes with a knot in my stomach, that just never disappears. In this brief video clip, I describe how I find the cause of my anxiety, and then take control, so that it is no longer a Continue Reading

Tip 5 – Adjust to the new normal

Adjust to the new normal

The new ‘normal’ I cannot walk any more!! I am in constant pain!! These are some of the new realities for people with a chronic illness, the new ’normal’. You no longer have the luxury of being able to hop out of bed and go for a long walk. Everything Continue Reading

Tip 4 – Get Support

Get Support

Get Support? It is my illness. I can manage it on my own. Don’t interfere with my life, you don’t know what it is like. These thoughts have spun around my head so many times in the last 25 years, I have lost count. It can be lonely when the Continue Reading

Tip 3 – Look after your mental health

Look after your mental health “Look after your mental health” is really a sub-category of Tip 2 – Be Healthy. When you have a chronic illness that has no cure your life is thrown upside down. At no stage in your upbringing have you been taught the skills of how Continue Reading