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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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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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Have her in circles
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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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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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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.