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

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

‘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