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Michelle Roger (aka Rusty Hoe)
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Easter didn't quite go to plan. Saturday I pushed. As a result, Easter Sunday was spent trying to differentiate between passing out and sleeping. I slept though most of our family phone call to our eldest who was having his first Easter away from home. I wa...
Easter didn't quite go to plan. Saturday I pushed. As a result, Easter Sunday was spent trying to differentiate between passing out and sleeping. I slept though most of our family phone call to our eldest who was having his f...
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Pacemaker Update: 9 Months. The whole not dying part is pretty fabulous.
Nine months. Nine Months! That's how long I've had my pacemaker, Jeri . I get regular emails about pacemakers so thought I should do an update on how things are going. More doctors are looking at them as an adjunct to other treatments, or to allow patients ...
Nine months. Nine Months! That's how long I've had my pacemaker, Jeri. I get regular emails about pacemakers so thought I should do an update on how things are going. More doctors are looking at them as an adjunct to other tr...
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When, in a fit of pique, you decide to change your blog's template and then realise you have no idea what you are doing.
( source ) Note to all: do not decide to change you blog's template three days after you've had a long trip to the city for neurophysiological testing and returned home not only with your usual crash from that fun event, but also sporting a fabulous sore th...
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I dropped out of a heap of groups when the drama got bad. I don't have time for that crap on top of illness. Now days there are really only 2 groups I am reasonably active on (apart from my blog's FB page). I don't understand a lot of the behaviours that crop up especially on pages that are supposed to be there for support. I am grateful for the ones that were there when I was first diagnosed and I am still friends with some people from those original interactions, but as my needs changed and a lot of pettiness crept in I simply left. You are right though a good admin(s) can make or break a group.
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Thank you so much for commenting and reading my post! I'm in shock as I am a huge admirer of your blog Michelle xx
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Letting it go.
( source ) A friend posted a video today about a woman with cancer who's friends and family shaved their heads in solidarity and posed for a photo shoot. It was beautiful and I must admit that I teared up. The outpouring of love and support she received in ...
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I'm only going to flit in to say I understand that post and relate to many of its elements. Flitting off now, and welcome to G+
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Stupid
Epiphanies seem to happen in the shower. And good blog ideas, most of which I forget as soon as I turn off the tap and the last drop falls half-heartedly from the shower head. The final splat as the drop explodes on the tiles by my feet, seems to time perfe...
Epiphanies seem to happen in the shower. And good blog ideas, most of which I forget as soon as I turn off the tap and the last drop falls half-heartedly from the shower head. The final splat as the drop explodes on the tiles...
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When the walls come tumbling down.
When the walls come tumbling down Will you be smothered under the deluge of brick and mortar Will you be crushed by the weight Will you give control to sharp edges and pressing pain Will you lie unresisting The breath leave your lungs And the strength your ...
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Falling down the rabbit hole.
( source ) The last two , three , four months have been hard. My body has decided to do one of those fancy steps down, on the stepwise progression thingy. Or more, screaming, flailing leap, than step. I've tried not to let it affect me but it has. Denial is...
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Spelt, walnut and cranberry hot cross buns
After many requests, I give you my recipe for spelt, walnut and cranberry hot cross buns. Now given that I mostly cook by eye or feel I had to guesstimate some of my measurements. For example, I use two largish handfuls of walnuts and I sort of sprinkle my ...
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And the words pour out.
fatigue hits body splits mind is lost is this it is this all there is is this all there will ever be concrete body made of concrete parts assembled and disassemble as I sit passive time passes time swirls fatigue is all fatigue is everything pressing pushin...
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Finding the funny in the unfunny world of chronic illness.
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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.