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Getting through
Just get through it. That's what I thought on Wednesday. And what I thought last week. And yesterday. And likely next week. Just get through it. Expect the payback. The recovery. The preparation for the next step. The next event. The next appointment. Get t...
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42: "It's here" (Must be said in the voice of the creepy little girl from Poltergeist.)
So 42 is here and I am none the wiser. I would even venture to say I am even less the wiser. Which isn't all that surprising. Damn you Douglas Adams, you lied. I slouch here in bed, 42, and still no clue about life, the universe and everything. Admittedly, ...
So 42 is here and I am none the wiser. I would even venture to say I am even less the wiser. Which isn't all that surprising. Damn you Douglas Adams, you lied. I slouch here in bed, 42, and still no clue about life, the unive...
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Not quite 42 things I've learned over the last 42 years.
( source ) One week from today I turn 42. I am hoping that I'll find the answer to life the universe and everything. If not, well I'm not sure what I'll do. Probably sit apathetically on my couch and pluck salty chip crumbs off my dressing gown like most ot...
(source) One week from today I turn 42. I am hoping that I'll find the answer to life the universe and everything. If not, well I'm not sure what I'll do. Probably sit apathetically on my couch and pluck salty chip crumbs off...
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How the other half live.
Lying on my side I could feel the hard tiles under my shoulder and hip. Poor absorption of food for years on end has left me with little padding on the tender bones that poke out. I could take out an eye with the knob of bone sticking sharply from my elbow ...
Lying on my side I could feel the hard tiles under my shoulder and hip. Poor absorption of food for years on end has left me with little padding on the tender bones that poke out. I could take out an eye with the knob of bone...
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One ticket, please.
(Why yes, I have done that on more than one occasion,  source ) Once upon a time I stood in an auditorium and helped to present a new protocol for my hospital network. I fielded questions in the room and later outside in the foyer over bad hospital coffee a...
(Why yes, I have done that on more than one occasion, source) Once upon a time I stood in an auditorium and helped to present a new protocol for my hospital network. I fielded questions in the room and later outside in the fo...
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Sick Fatigue
A couple of weeks ago I sat in a cafe with Mr Grumpy and ate a croissant. It was toasted and stuffed with cheese and ham. Delicious, but not allowed. Everything in it was on my No list, but I had it anyway. A moments pathetic, although rather tasty, defianc...
A couple of weeks ago I sat in a cafe with Mr Grumpy and ate a croissant. It was toasted and stuffed with cheese and ham. Delicious, but not allowed. Everything in it was on my No list, but I had it anyway. A moments pathetic...
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Have her in circles
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Independence, wherefore art thou?
Today someone is coming to the house. To take me out. A stranger. A stranger is coming to take me out. For an outing. An outing . I don't know what I think about it. Well I do. I also wonder how many expletives it takes to be kicked off Google ? I think I c...
Today someone is coming to the house. To take me out. A stranger. A stranger is coming to take me out. For an outing. An outing. I don't know what I think about it. Well I do. I also wonder how many expletives it takes to b...
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Maybe someday this pain will be useful.
Little sunbeam after the storm. A photo posted by Michelle Roger (@michelle_roger) on Dec 29, 2014 at 12:39am PST A while back I found myself
running (okay lurching and stumbling, grabbing walls and chairs) into
my bedroom to grab a post it and a pencil. I ...
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No News Week: The Womankind Challenge
Back in February Womankind magazine put out a challenge . Have a week with no news. Write about it and send it in for a chance to have your story published. I had the week without news. I even wrote about it. Before promptly forgetting to send it into the m...
Back in February Womankind magazine put out a challenge. Have a week with no news. Write about it and send it in for a chance to have your story published. I had the week without news. I even wrote about it. Before promptly f...
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When is an accessible park not an accessible park? Gippsland South by-election early voting.
Accessibility is an ongoing issue in Australia. It makes life difficult. I hate having to call ahead or double think where I can go, but at present it is a fact of life you have to deal with if you're in a chair or your mobility is compromised in some manne...
Accessibility is an ongoing issue in Australia. It makes life difficult. I hate having to call ahead or double think where I can go, but at present it is a fact of life you have to deal with if you're in a chair or your mobil...
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Compassion starts with the self. #1000Speak
( source ) This post is part of the #1000Speak. 1000 voices from around the world speaking up for compassion, 2oth February 2015. The world most definitely needs more compassion at the moment. You can find all the posts here . Self-compassion isn't an indul...
(source) This post is part of the #1000Speak. 1000 voices from around the world speaking up for compassion, 2oth February 2015. The world most definitely needs more compassion at the moment. You can find all the posts here. ...
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Have her in circles
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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.