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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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Allegro, Microfibre 20-30mmHg Black Thigh High Compression Stocking Review
This photo is from last year when I originally started trialling the Allegro's for a review. After which I promptly forgot I was doing a review. A year later I recalled that I had a half-started review sitting in drafts. So 2nd times the charm and it may be...
This photo is from last year when I originally started trialling the Allegro's for a review. After which I promptly forgot I was doing a review. A year later I recalled that I had a half-started review sitting in drafts. So 2...
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I want my child to see the beauty of this place. To walk from the mountains, to the sea.
Those words come from the Fat Freddy's Drop song Hope . It came up on my playlist today as I lay in bed, my body up to it's usual shenanigans. My right arm sprained and protesting my latest attempt to exercise. Grievances heard loud and clear as I tried to ...
Those words come from the Fat Freddy's Drop song Hope. It came up on my playlist today as I lay in bed, my body up to it's usual shenanigans. My right arm sprained and protesting my latest attempt to exercise. Grievances hear...
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Take up your spade
(Sometimes you have to find a spot to focus when upside down and inside out.) Every now and then you stumble over a song and the visceral hit can't be ignored. This is one of those songs. One of those times where life and the planets align, and suddenly eve...
(Sometimes you have to find a spot to focus when upside down and inside out.) Every now and then you stumble over a song and the visceral hit can't be ignored. This is one of those songs. One of those times where life and the...
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#Hospitaglam: Giving illness a very fabulous middle finger.
(Yep blue hair, fabulous frock, bright red compression stockings and sparkly red heels for a pacemaker and cardiology check, I may be a fan of  #Hospitalglam) I've been
stewing over the reaction to #hospitalglam for about a week now.
Comments have ranged fr...
(Yep blue hair, fabulous frock, bright red compression stockings and sparkly red heels for a pacemaker and cardiology check, I may be a fan of  #Hospitalglam) I've been stewing over the reaction to #hospitalglam for about a w...
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Rediscovering the Lost Art of Breathing.
The bliss of an empty beach cannot be underestimated.  I should be writing. I
brought all my book notes. The reams of printed paper covered in a
multitude of black pen edits. Added words. Heavily crossed out words.
The "what were you thinking, Michelle?" ed...
The bliss of an empty beach cannot be underestimated.  I should be writing. I brought all my book notes. The reams of printed paper covered in a multitude of black pen edits. Added words. Heavily crossed out words. The "...
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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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When suck it up, becomes the only pain treatment you are offered.
( Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column 1944 ) I sat on the floor of my kitchen yesterday while the coffee machine heated up. I played with the annoying patch of skin in my cheek that was shredded by a potato chip the day before. Fragile skin that tears when I so ...
(Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column 1944) I sat on the floor of my kitchen yesterday while the coffee machine heated up. I played with the annoying patch of skin in my cheek that was shredded by a potato chip the day before. Frag...
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Side-effects
"It's on my sheet," he apologised, holding out the A4 list of his appointments again. The fourth time since he arrived. And with each showing and each of his apologies I started to feel a wee bit more like a shit person. I mumbled a pathetic, "If it's on yo...
"It's on my sheet," he apologised, holding out the A4 list of his appointments again. The fourth time since he arrived. And with each showing and each of his apologies I started to feel a wee bit more like a shit person. I mu...
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What if today you chose kindness?
(Frida Kahlo, Self -Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird , 1940) What if you were kind to one person today? What if that person was you? What if you said  I'm enough What if you allowed yourself to believe  That perfection is but a lie And imperfect...
(Frida Kahlo, Self -Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940) What if you were kind to one person today? What if that person was you? What if you said  I'm enough What if you allowed yourself ...
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Confusing
There is nothing better
than a Neurologist who takes you seriously. There is also nothing
worse than a Neurologist who takes you seriously. Better and worse,
intertwined and inseparable of late. Since becoming ill I keep coming
back to the idea from F. Scot...
There is nothing better than a Neurologist who takes you seriously. There is also nothing worse than a Neurologist who takes you seriously. Better and worse, intertwined and inseparable of late. Since becoming ill I keep comi...
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10 Most Popular Posts for 2014
( source ) As 2014 comes to a close I thought I'd link up my Top 10 most popular posts for the year. They range from deeply personal posts to issues relating to health care, disability and chronic illness. A little something for everyone. Thanks to everyone...
(source) As 2014 comes to a close I thought I'd link up my Top 10 most popular posts for the year. They range from deeply personal posts to issues relating to health care, disability and chronic illness. A little something fo...
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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.