‘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 – 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

An unexpected companion

An Unexpected Companion

An unexpected companion In every journey, you will encounter many things. Some are exciting, frightening, or even amusing. These interludes in our travels make our lives interesting. How we choose to react to these events will have a direct impact on how we feel, and what we can learn. Nearly Continue Reading

The Old Bog Road

The Old Bog Road

Waking with a headache Not a 6/10. Some days I wake up with a headache that is worse than I usually have. Tuesday was one of these days, and I dragged myself through the morning. Monday was a difficult day, as one of our cats, Bombel, went missing. I was Continue Reading

Grateful for all that I have

Just the right amount of snow

Grateful for all that I have This afternoon I was sitting in my cave (or more grandly, my office) thinking about what I will write about for my post this week. This den that I have is the place where I meditate 5 mornings of the week, and where I Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Back to Work

Back to Work

Back to Work So tired. Getting up in the morning is a struggle. Since returning to work on the 6th I have had to do 2 days work. My work usually takes 6 hours in the day, with an extra 2 hours of commuting. I have to do 8 surveys Continue Reading

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year If you follow me on Twitter (@A30MinuteLife) you will know that I have had difficulty in writing this New Year post. 4 days ago I sat down at my laptop thinking that I would write something about 2017, its ups and downs. As those of you with Continue Reading

Finding ‘Purpose’ when you have a Chronic Illness

Purpose

Purpose When you have a chronic illness you can struggle to find a purpose in life. A reason to get up in the morning. If you are well you probably have a job that you go to 5 days a week. This gives you a focus in life. Not everyone Continue Reading