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.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

New Additions...

Although we will never forget our Alphonse and no one will ever truly replace him and the memories we have, we are happy to say we have opened our hearts to 2 new guinea pig pups who needed a home, someone to love them and a bigger brother. These are Hope and Gizmo.

Hope is my little pup. He is nosy, cute and a bit of a rascal. If it is not supposed to be explored, Hope will be there, exploring as always. I named him Hope as he gives us a feeling of just that. Hope. With a face like that, you would think that butter wouldn't melt in that mouth and I don't think anyone could resist those eyes or that one floppy ear and that other one that stands up! Gives him that look of "What?"

Inquisitive and maybe a little naughty, but that is our Hope.

Then there is Gizmo, a tan coloured Rex. He loves us so much and will sit there watching us curiously or purring at everything he sees or hears. His particular like, is to burrow in to things, be them shirts, arm-pits or anything else that he sees is warm and dark.

So, now were being kept on our toes by these adorable little things, and they definitely went some of the way to helping our hearts heal at last, even though the process of grief can be long and painful, we at least have some new friends to keep an eye on, and we know that wherever he is, Alphonse would have been proud of his mum and dad this week, just as we are so proud of him. He was a fighter to the end, and was so loved by everyone who knew him.

Patch has coped wonderfully as well, he looks after his pups and mothers them. He licks them clean, makes sure they're OK. He makes such a lovely big brother.

Loves
Wendy xx

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