Pushing your Spoonie Self

This poxy diagnosis (I don’t want to say my illness, my disability, because then I feel like I give it power) takes a LOT of getting used to (if you ever do).

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Could’ve been written by me

Full credit to http://fibrowomen.com/my-mom-has-fibromyalgia-reading-this-made-me-cry-for-her/ Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. However, chronic pain and chronic diseases are often invisible. In many cases there are no plasters, visible rashes or nasal discharge involved. Those who suffer from chronic pain often appear “normal”, perhaps a little more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches…

Shades of a past life

Sitting in a cafe I am observing a young couple and their children. Typically mum is settling the kids at a table while dad is shouting across the cafe what sandwiches they can all have.. its really cute and reminds me of a time when I was happy…. many many many years ago… If only…

When Your Animals are your world

There’s been some talk in the news about people with depression, feeling better or at least not feeling as bad as often if they have an animal ( dog or cat)..  I have both dogs and cats and can safely say they are without doubt ( after my children) my world. So when they are…