It's a little bit funny...all these feelings inside... Ok so I've borrowed that from the start of an Elton John song. I've woken up early this morning (5:37am) dead tired, sore neck still - it's been almost 3 months now - and wondered to myself where to from here? Just over 2 years ago, I got … Continue reading This is a big, fat drag!
The introduction of Levothyroxine to my system, known as Eutroxsig here in Australia has made the biggest change to my health. I no longer feel as tired when I wake, my energy levels throughout the day are better. My mind feels sharper and the pain in both my hip and shoulder has lessened on most … Continue reading Ambition
I can spend hours searching online for answers if the mood strikes me. I fall in and out of feeling the need to search for similar stories to mine and looking for new research, concepts or thoughts. I still feel like I'm looking for what is wrong with me and expecting to find one answer … Continue reading Some lists are good.
I paused last night to question myself, how it can be that I still feel like life is rushing by when I've made so many changes to it specifically designed to allay this feeling. How can the days seem so busy when I no longer work full-time? And they seemed so long when I did. For a long … Continue reading Work with it
It's that annoying time of the year when the days are getting longer, the sun is rising earlier and I'm waking up at ridiculous times again. We should be rejoicing as spring comes but this winter is really hanging on and being a pain in the butt. This time last year we were well into … Continue reading Hey! Fever…
The struggle I face mainly is with my own mind. Tasks become apparent that I need to do or even want to do and my mind immediately starts planning, preparing, scheduling and worrying. How can I fit in the shops before I get my daughter? Should I wait till she's here, no she doesn't like the shops, … Continue reading I can and I will
I just want to sleep. I feel like I want it most of the time. I don't want to do my work. I'd love to stay in bed and read a book and somehow 'catch up' with that sleep that it feels like I need so badly. A few months ago I felt so bad all the time … Continue reading Sleep
...last winter feeling the cold inside my bones and the terrible worry of wondering if I might be sick forever. Never being able to do more than one thing like grocery shopping or going to the library with my daughter, in one day. Waking up feeling tired, feeling heavy in my limbs and struggling to pull myself … Continue reading I remember
One bit of advice you will receive when dealing with a chronic illness is to 'get your life how you want it'. I first wrote about this idea here https://strangelabel.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/phraseology/ but only in brief because I hadn't tackled it yet. And here's the thing... it's not easy. It sounds easy. It sounds wonderful. But what I've discovered … Continue reading Get your life how you want it