I haven't written for a week because I've been busy getting myself prepared for leaving work. Not for long, but for 3 months I've been granted the ability to almost completely work from home, which fills me with such relief. I do wish it could have come earlier because the last 2 weeks have been … Continue reading Detective work
For the past few days I've not been paying enough attention to my body, it's been calling out but I've been far too busy worrying about seemingly everything else I can. A blinding headache for 2 days that I put down to caffeine withdrawal. Aching limbs and excessive tiredness (still hard to notice as they come … Continue reading Mother-effing Vegemite
I had a dream early this morning. A terrible, terrible dream in which I realised that someone I knew had taken the life of my baby. This hasn't happened to me in real life and I don't want to write about the details because it's too distressing. It was an awfully realistic nightmare to wake … Continue reading Here’s a question…
I don't even know what the Types are, but perhaps Type A might be characterised by the obsessive googling I do in search of answers for questions, such as 'what is a Type A personality?' And surely, the dudes behind this theory never thought it'd get picked up so widely did they, otherwise I'm sure … Continue reading Am I a Type A?
I watched a great little doco last night, that I found kicking around the local library. Suburban libraries aren't often great places for current and cutting edge information, but a few weeks ago, my daughter and I were early to the free Wiggle n Rhyme classes (if you ever have children in Australia you must … Continue reading The mind body connection
An hour with nothing needing to be done. No stress, no worries and no fears. Finally after more than a year since first becoming ill (probably more than 4 years) and since March 31, 2015 when I realised I was killing myself and went in to work to tell my team as of the next day I … Continue reading And there it was…
Along the lines of my post yesterday, here is a list worth reading!
On this day five years ago, I got the news that a recent lung biopsy showed that my lungs were inflicted with a severe form of graft versus host disease (GVHD) called bronchialitis obliteran syndrome (BOS). BOS, I came to find out, was a known but uncommon side-effect resulting from a bone marrow transplant (for leukemia) that I had had earlier in the year. And by severe I was told it meant the BOS was incurable, non-reversible, and, in most cases, aggressively fatal. I was also told — because I had asked and insisted on an answer — that, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of the time, BOS had only a 13%, five-year survival rate. In other words, there was an 87% chance that within five years I would be dead.
Well, it’s been five years and here I am – a newly…
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I don't know how long this message has been out there. I've only just started actively listening as they say, but I saw this link this morning and I can do every one except no. 2 - electronic devices. I'm on one now writing this post. What I have been doing is turning off my wi-fi … Continue reading I need to throw away what?
I just read this... “Post viral fatigue” is caused by a number of different viruses & happens when you don’t rest enough during the initial phase. Fuck, fuck, fuckity FUCK! Wish someone had told me sooner! Oh, whatever, I quite possibly wouldn't have taken any notice. The 'it doesn't matter if I keep pushing myself, … Continue reading Glandular Fever
Inspired and motivated by a good friend this week, I've recognised that since my illness I've become very interested in nutrition and not only what we put in our bodies but what we put on them and our skin. Having experienced a limited life through illness for almost a full year now I have started to … Continue reading Homemade Coconut scrub versus Store bought