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 you will agree, there are constraints placed all around us. …

Carpe Diem

Living with Chronic Illness – 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 order to my day helps me feel like I have …

Living with chronic illness - Travel

Living with chronic illness – the challenge of 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. (If you would like to read the posts, click here).This …

4 mindset changes that can help you cope with Chronic Illness

4 mindset changes that can help you cope with Chronic Illness – A 30 Minute Life

Mindset Living with a chronic illness means looking at life in a different way, altering your mindset is one of the changes that have to happen. These are the four changes that have helped me cope with my chronic illnesses. The mindset of someone with a chronic illness is different from someone who is healthy, and well. When your body …

Transition Day

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

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 a series of transition when we change from one way …

Living with chronic illness – 5 tips for newly diagnosed

Living with chronic illness – 5 tips for newly diagnosed Being diagnosed with a chronic illness, like multiple sclerosis, can be devastating. In this post I let you know my experience after being diagnosed and the 5 tips to help you. “Just keep doing what you are doing”. That is exactly what I was recommended to do by my neurologist …

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 4 years ago I had one of these chance events …

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

Learning from adversity Learning from my chronic illnesses has been a goal of mine. Ever since I was diagnosed decades ago. I am firm in the belief that the adversity that arrives at your door is for a reason. How you choose to react to this, apparently, negative event in your life is something that you must actively decide. Consciously. …

Merry Christmas

Christmas and chronic illness

Christmas is coming Christmas, or any holiday time, is usually a cause of stress for people with chronic illnesses. One thing that we need in life is big changes from our usual routine. This stability creates a balance in our illness. Any deviation in this can lead to unpleasant consequences. Negative Triggers In my life, I have always tried to …