When I got sick, coming up on 3 years ago now, my life was hijacked and became about recovering and mis-understanding my recovery and confusion. The process of looking for what was wrong, trying different approaches and recognising what I could and couldn't do, left me quite directionless as far as work, relationships and achievement … Continue reading Not one direction?
In a recent spate of spring cleaning, or more accurately 'any-season minimising' the amount of stuff I have, I opened a box that I had assumed contained baby clothes. I knew I'd had trouble with the idea of throwing away my daughters clothes from her first year. As she's grown the clothes have become less important but … Continue reading Letting the thoughts out of the box
Strap yourselves in... Yesterday I travelled over an hour's round trip for my second appointment with the new doctor who I had placed quite a bit of hope in (realised or not) and when I got there... they'd given my appointment away. Not only that, the 3 receptionists there made a big deal of asking everyone … Continue reading I have a lot to say
Two phrases have stuck with me recently. #1. Get your life how you want it I watched a 5 minute doco tonight on the 7:30 Report featuring a farmer who when drought forced him to lease his property, started creating sculptures from spanners. Yes, that's right, spanners. And they are quite beautiful. Here's a link to check … Continue reading Phraseology
As I type this I am really struggling with exhaustion and the accompanying head-achey malaise that comes with it however I feel I have to ask this question. Researching for a detailed post on chemicals in body scrubs (hopefully to be finished soon), I came across a woman identifying as a chronic fatigue sufferer offering her … Continue reading Should health care and advice be free?
post by Elizabeth Gilbert (click the link) During the hardest times of the last 10 months, my brain would be churning with thoughts and ideas and often just as I was wanting to go to bed, the trials of the day would need to be expressed and writing my blog gave me the outlet to do … Continue reading Tips for the creative
I didn't even want to Google that phrase on the 'net before I blogged to see how many times it had already been coined. (sidebar) how many nouns turned into verbs can an opening sentence contain? But back to my point, I've been blogging here for about 6 months now, following writers on similar health … Continue reading Every woman and her blog…
On Friday I ingested 2.5 grams of vitamin D in one hit and today I had over a ml of vitamin B12 injected into my arm. In between I flew to Melbourne for an awards night and was back in just over 24 hours. Result? Cement veins. Is it a human failing or strength to … Continue reading You are not under any orders…
There doesn't seem enough hours in the day anymore. There's not enough warmth. There's no recovery in my muscles or relief from aches and pains. I found it hard to switch gears today. From holiday to doctors to work to primary school interviews tomorrow. I don't want to do any of it anymore. I'm stuck … Continue reading
I've got a piece bubbling away about in my mind about time, particularly having watched the Anzac march this morning, but it's not ready to share yet. Mostly this week has been difficult because I've felt sick for quite a bit of it and as usual there doesn't seem to be a reason I can … Continue reading I have time…