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Michelle Roger (aka Rusty Hoe)
Finding the funny in the unfunny world of chronic illness.
Finding the funny in the unfunny world of chronic illness.


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[Image: a woman with pink hair and wearing floral pjs is sitting on the floor of her bathroom with her head in her hands. Behind her are a grey towel and cream tiles. To her right is the top of a small concrete dog doorstopper she was given many many years ...

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Where to Buy Fashionable Medical Grade Compression Stockings in Australia.
[Image: a woman's legs lie on some colourful velvet cushions. She wear yellow compression stockings ( Kings Cross Yellow , last season's German Juzo colour range and deep red shoes with bow ties. In the distance a white chair and wall can be seen along with...

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We're getting there.
[Update: a merle Great Dane sits on frost burnt grass. She is wear a green t-shirt and has only one front leg. Behind her is a red garden chair and garden pots and plants. She looks alert but over it. Out of everything my old green t-shirt has been the best...

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[Image: A large merle Great Dane, sits on the lap, or perhaps squishes the legs of a woman with dark hair. The woman in a cream cardigan and sitting on a blue and white patterned throw, is cuddling the displeased Great Dane. They are at a beach with big sca...

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Yes, Disabled People Wear Lingerie.
[Image: black and white photo of a walkingstick in a window with a bra handing from the handle. And because it didn't occur to me to dust, there is a scattering of dead black insects and some cobwebs on the white windowsill.] Last year I rolled into a linge...

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A path to nowhere.
[Image: A concrete path stops
sharply ending in green grass and worn dirt. A woman's lilac
compression stockings knees and edge of black and white skirt are
seen alongside the joystick controls of her electric wheelchair.] Once upon a time there was a

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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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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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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...

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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...
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