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Goat Suckers, Horse Kissers, and Pig Ticklers AKA Just Another Day in Chronic Illness.
(White-winged Nightjar, Eleothreptus candicans,  source ) "What is another name for a Nightjar?" asks the host on the UK quiz show blasting from the wall of the radiology office. Goat Sucker , Horse Kisser, and Pig Tickler , are the options offered up to th...
(White-winged Nightjar, Eleothreptus candicans, source) "What is another name for a Nightjar?" asks the host on the UK quiz show blasting from the wall of the radiology office. Goat Sucker, Horse Kisser, and Pig Tickler, are ...
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Inequalities in medication access: Ondansetron. AKA If you want to not vomit be prepared to pay with your left kidney and first born.
( source ) It's the wave first.
The rolling wave of warmth. The clench in my abdomen. Foul saliva
that fills the mouth. It passes for a second and I think I'm okay. I
take another bite. And it hits again. Harder than last time. And
gone. Play the rookie and...
(source) It's the wave first. The rolling wave of warmth. The clench in my abdomen. Foul saliva that fills the mouth. It passes for a second and I think I'm okay. I take another bite. And it hits again. Harder than last time...
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Somedays all I want is to walk by myself.
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2015 Write-ability Fellowship Applications are Open.
Writing has been a godsend for me over the last nine years of illness. I'm not quite sure what I would have done if I hadn't found my words again. When illness came knocking I fell apart. All the pieces of me were scattered on the floor and I had no idea wh...
Writing has been a godsend for me over the last nine years of illness. I'm not quite sure what I would have done if I hadn't found my words again. When illness came knocking I fell apart. All the pieces of me were scattered o...
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(source) A few years back I mentioned on Facebook that I had an awkward exchange at a local supermarket. A worker had come up alongside me in an aisle and demanded to know why I was using a walking stick. I was not in the mo...
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Blogging, you're doing it wrong!
The Internet is filled with helpful posts with titles like "How to blog", "28 tips for running a successful blog", "If you don't follow my rules your blog will die in the fiery pits of hell and your lap top will spontaneously combust in disgust at your woef...
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Have her in circles
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The Lie of Giving Up and Falling Apart.
"Giving up is easy" says the meme up above. "Falling apart" is bad. "True strength" is only when you don't give up or fall apart. This is a clear and persistent belief in our society. Having fallen apart on more than one occasion I am clearly weak. I have f...
"Giving up is easy" says the meme up above. "Falling apart" is bad. "True strength" is only when you don't give up or fall apart. This is a clear and persistent belief in our society. Having fallen apart on more than one occa...
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Hear me.
A Facebook page I follow, recently asked those living with invisible disability: "What's the one thing you wish people would say to you?" It took me a long time to think of an answer. Admittedly, I have tipped over to the visible disability camp the last fe...
A Facebook page I follow, recently asked those living with invisible disability: "What's the one thing you wish people would say to you?" It took me a long time to think of an answer. Admittedly, I have tipped over to the vi...
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High Voltage
There's a park across the road from my house. Straight across. 50 paces at most. I've been there twice since we moved here 18 months ago. I watch the neighbourhood kids ride their bikes and argue over who's turn it is next for the swings. Others walk their ...
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Happy 22nd Anniversary, Mr Grumpy.
(He even puts up with me trying to do arty shots in cafes) One minute you're sitting in your parent's loungeroom eating KFC and waiting for your friend Kristen to arrive to do your wedding makeup, and the next you are writing a post about celebrating 22 yea...
(He even puts up with me trying to do arty shots in cafes) One minute you're sitting in your parent's loungeroom eating KFC and waiting for your friend Kristen to arrive to do your wedding makeup, and the next you are writing...
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The pressure to be ON.
( source ) A few years back I
mentioned on Facebook that I had an awkward exchange at a local
supermarket. A worker had come up alongside me in an aisle and
demanded to know why I was using a walking stick. I was not in the mood. I was
tired, trying not to ...
(source) A few years back I mentioned on Facebook that I had an awkward exchange at a local supermarket. A worker had come up alongside me in an aisle and demanded to know why I was using a walking stick. I was not in the mo...
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Reinventing my Routine: Finding What Feels Good doing Yoga with Adriene.
Earlier this year I was featured for the Digital Writers Festival as part of a collaboration with the lovely Madeleine Dore from   Extraordinary Routines . I discussed my day and shared photos of my writing routine. My routine had elements that I tended to ...
Earlier this year I was featured for the Digital Writers Festival as part of a collaboration with the lovely Madeleine Dore from  Extraordinary Routines. I discussed my day and shared photos of my writing routine. My routine ...
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Finding the funny in the unfunny world of chronic illness.
Introduction
Overly fond of glitter, Dorothy shoes and Scifi.  Living with Dysautonomia for way to long. No longer the sharpest tool in the shed I am now the Rusty Hoe that's been left outside in the rain. forgotten out behind the back of the shed. Vital stats: 40, married, 2 boys, 2 great danes, screwed over by Dysautonomia 6 years ago. Sharing the voices in my head: sarcastic, dull, fabulous, exhausted, grammatically impaired and gravity challenged. There have been good days and bad days, super bad days and days that require vodka. My life is covered in warts and increasingly large pores, but also the occasional patch of laughter and light and an overwhelming appreciation for the absurdity of this thing we call living. Blogging at Living with Bob (Dysautonomia). 
http://bobisdysautonomia.blogspot.com/
Bragging rights
Finalist in the 2012, Wegoheath Health Activist Awards, Best in Show: Blog. Nominated for the inaugural Women with Disabilities Victoria, Brenda Gabe Leadership Award 2013.