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New Post: A bit of an update on where to source some more fashionable compression stocking options. Covers a range of brands including a few new options that I haven't written about previously. I've been writing about fashionable compression for years now and it's nice to see the improvements over time, though living in Australia it is hard/expensive to source many of them.

Also some information on how to save some money when purchasing and the new BrightLife Direct size calculator.

NB this doesn't cover compression socks as there are a plethora of options for socks. Thigh high and full pantyhose are more limited especially in higher level compression. Not a sponsored post, just my procrastination/research from when my brain was particularly useless.

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International Day of People with Disability 2015: Write-ability Salon, Writers Victoria.
The awesome crew of writers. Top left Sarah Widdup, Paul Dalla Rosa and Write-ability mentor extraordinaire Fiona Tuomy. Bottom left Claire, me, Jax Jacki Brown. (Ashlee Bye not pictured).  On Wednesday night a group of fabulous disabled writers took over t...
The awesome crew of writers. Top left Sarah Widdup, Paul Dalla Rosa and Write-ability mentor extraordinaire Fiona Tuomy. Bottom left Claire, me, Jax Jacki Brown. (Ashlee Bye not pictured). On Wednesday night a group of fabu...
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This is for you.
(My desk. A little bit shabby, a little bit florally, and a little bit FUBARy.) I'm writing this for you. Yes you. Don’t look so surprised. This one is for you. To read and take from it what helps. To take from it what gives you strength. To take from it wh...
(My desk. A little bit shabby, a little bit florally, and a little bit FUBARy.) I'm writing this for you. Yes you. Don’t look so surprised. This one is for you. To read and take from it what helps. To take from it what gives ...
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You know your life has hit a high point when you are sitting in a public toilet waiting to be let out. aka The Claytons Accessible Toilet.
(Sign to the Phantom Accessible Toilet.) The knock I’d been dreading came suddenly through the door. A hesitant male voice, muffled by the thick door, “Are you ready?” “Not yet. Sorry.” The muffled voice announced that he would be back in a few minutes, and...
(Sign to the Phantom Accessible Toilet.) The knock I’d been dreading came suddenly through the door. A hesitant male voice, muffled by the thick door, “Are you ready?” “Not yet. Sorry.” The muffled voice announced that he w...
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Up and Dressed
(Trying to do my best Delvene Delany. Look at this fabulous clocktower.) I've been getting dressed since last month. I've missed a couple of days here and there where my body was more blancmange than viscera and bone. But since September I've been dressed m...
(Trying to do my best Delvene Delany. Look at this fabulous clocktower.) I've been getting dressed since last month. I've missed a couple of days here and there where my body was more blancmange than viscera and bone. But s...
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Have her in circles
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Come Away With Me: Beach musings.
A photo posted by Michelle Roger (@michelle_roger) on Dec 30, 2015 at 2:36am PST [Image: A woman walks barefoot along the beach with her walking stick. Her head is down and she is wearing a large blue hat, pink floral dress and green cardigan.] The parade o...
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Movember 2015: John's story.
Today my Father-in-law, John, has kindly shared a little of his story with prostate cancer for Movember . I hope his openness will encourage more men to talk about this and the other issues Movember covers, and get the checks they need. Thanks John. John is...
Today my Father-in-law, John, has kindly shared a little of his story with prostate cancer for Movember. I hope his openness will encourage more men to talk about this and the other issues Movember covers, and get the checks ...
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Sam Shit Different Day: Snippets of a Chronic Life
Today I collected my pee in an ice cream container and threw up in the shower. I repeatedly scribbled on an A4 piece of paper which asks me to record the intricacies of my bladder: time, volume, and delightfully, leakage. Yesterday I was buried half under a...
Today I collected my pee in an ice cream container and threw up in the shower. I repeatedly scribbled on an A4 piece of paper which asks me to record the intricacies of my bladder: time, volume, and delightfully, leakage. Yes...
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Hiding in Plain Sight.
I'm circling life. It’s a defense mechanism. A preservation technique. I’m pretending I am regular. Just like all the others in the cafe today. Fake it till you make it. Watch and learn. Impostor in the midst. I am at a table, alone. Writing words and sippi...
I'm circling life. It’s a defense mechanism. A preservation technique. I’m pretending I am regular. Just like all the others in the cafe today. Fake it till you make it. Watch and learn. Impostor in the midst. I am at a table...
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Smile.
( source ) The last couple of days I've made a change. I decided that I would try to get dressed everyday . I know getting dressed plays into my mood. Feeling physically bad leads to feeling mentally bad, leads to feeling physically bad, leads to...it feeds...
(source) The last couple of days I've made a change. I decided that I would try to get dressed everyday. I know getting dressed plays into my mood. Feeling physically bad leads to feeling mentally bad, leads to feeling physic...
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Life with Chronic Illness is Incredibly Stressful. Time to ask the Question: RUOK?
It's  RUOK? day  today in Australia and it's time to get involved. This brilliant initiative began in 2009 and has grown every year since. As the site explains: "R U OK?Day is a national day of action dedicated to inspiring all Australians to ask family, fr...
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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.