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Some answers, pain and dog training

Some answers, pain and dog training

This week has been difficult for me, but it has provided some answers, pain and dog training a combination I must admit I hadn’t thought would ever go together! I am thankful though and I am keeping my spirits up something that is so important when your illnesses are flaring. As you know I have been suffering with gastric problems for about a year now after a nurse gave me some antibiotics. I have had pain all this time and…

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A new norm to get used to

A new norm to get used to

I think anyone reading this who has chronic illnesses would tell you that after a while you get used to the symptoms. It becomes the norm and before you know it you can no longer remember how it feels to be well. But then something new pops up your head and before you realise it there is a new norm to get used to. This week I had a gastroscopy I had it with sedation because I didn’t want to…

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A new daily routine

A new daily routine

So, as you know if you are a regular reader of my blog, we got a new dog his name is Dexter and he is a 5year old shih tzu. We have had him a couple of weeks now and he has really settled in well just becoming a part of the family and we love him. However, he is a higher energy dog than Gizmo ever was even as a puppy and I’m trying to work out a new…

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Tips for travel with chronic illness

Tips for travel with chronic illness

I am going away this weekend and I am so excited; I am going to a convention dedicated to the TV show Once upon a time! I have been attending events run by Starfury decades and honestly, I think they are the best. The problem is even though I am going away my fatigue and chronic pain doesn’t take a break. I wanted to share some tips for travel with chronic illness because its important to share what works for…

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Alternative Marie Kondo method for chronic illness

Alternative Marie Kondo method for chronic illness

Hey everybody! Wow I cannot get a hold of my fatigue at the moment, and I think anyone who has the same issue will understand my problem. You see not too long ago a woman gained fame on Netflix for her show about decluttering and she is Marie Kondo! The problem I found was the Marie Kondo method is not really practical when you live with chronic illness and especially chronic fatigue. So, I had to come up with an…

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Let’s talk about mobility aids

Let’s talk about mobility aids

Let’s talk about mobility aids so that’s things like walkers, walking sticks, crutches, wheelchairs of all the various kinds. Anything that helps us get around in the chronic illness community a lot of people use them not all wheelchair users have to be in a wheelchair full time. Not everybody who uses a walking stick needs it all the time and I think is this big gap between what society expects and what is needed. I’ve heard of people getting…

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Why cinema trips can be hard with chronic illnesses

Why cinema trips can be hard with chronic illnesses

Hey everybody! I think it is important to look at how disability impacts normal life, and for most people cinema trips are normal. That is why today we are talking about why cinema trips can be hard with chronic illnesses. Avengers Yesterday I went to see Avengers Endgame, and oh my goodness was I excited! I got dressed up as you can see, and we went to the lunchtime showing because we couldn’t wait. However, almost as soon as I…

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Tips and Tricks for coping with bad depression days

Tips and Tricks for coping with bad depression days

Hey everybody! So this week kind of started out badly because somebody I trusted as a friend lied to me and hurt me. This triggered some really horrible memories from when I was a child and left me full of negative thoughts and feelings. I had a couple of bad mental health days but I am proud of how I coped and wanted to share some tips and tricks for coping with bad depression days. Self-care is a big part…

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Mobility aids,You Tube awards and Dr Phil

Mobility aids,You Tube awards and Dr Phil

Hey everybody! I am sorry I have not been as reliable with my posting recently, my health was kicking up a fuss and I needed to rest I hope you understand? I was in a flare and I am recovering now but my goodness the house is a mess! You can tell I have not been able to keep up with cleaning and my goodness is it annoying! On top of that this last week has had my attention on…

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