For life's little ups and downs.

A rather quirky, funny and sometimes daunting look in to the life of someone who has a lot of health problems but does their best to keep positive. Punctuated by guinea pigs, anime, superheroes, transforming robots and cross stitching.

I started this blog to tell my story, about who I am and what I do. On top of the health problems and raising awareness for those, I also use my blog as a way to help promote other causes, particularly ones which affect the most vulnerable. I live with a number of different and complex health problems but I refuse to let anything get me down. I know how it feels to be discriminated against or thrown aside. This is me. This is my life. I live it and do what I want with it. Nature sets the limitations. We set the boundaries.

About Me:

A blog about life. I live with Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as Type 1 Brittle Asthma, Various Allergies, Neutropenia, Chronic IBS, Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis, PCOS and Osteoporosis and Heredetary Spastic Paraplegia. I live with these conditions, but I refuse to let them keep me down and out. I still try and make the most of my days despite being so poorly and having to rely on my wheelchair, nebulisers, nearly 50 pills a day and 2l/min of oxygen.

I'll flap my broken wings and erase it all someday... You'll see.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Thoughts.

Today, I've been thinking a lot, and decided to get back in touch with an old friend. Me and Stacey fell out some time ago over, well, I don't think it really matters what over. It felt good though to have one of my closest 'gal-pals' back, almost like we had never fallen out.

Looking at things from an objective perspective, I realized that life is so short, fragile and not something to be taken for granted and our bodies are really something to love and cherish, not to be abused with poisonous chemicals or damaged with self destructive habits. Yes I would be the first to admit, I used to self-harm, the scar on my left arm sits as testimony, but last year, I learned how easy life is to take away.

I suppose my advice for anyone who does this or feels the need to do so would be to get help, don't suffer in silence. Even if it is just calling a help-line or writing it down. It all helps, even if it doesn't feel like it would at first.

Doing this blog is part of my on-going therapy, and a way to look back at where I was before and where I'm going. I want to turn my bi-polar disorder to something so positive, and even if it only reaches 1 other person, I will feel like my mission is done.

Love ya

Wendy

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