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.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Thankful

I am really in one of those more reflective moods at the moment. I am thankful for so much around me and the things that have made life less depressing. I have a nice home, amazing friends who are my family, someone who loves me and looks after me when I am sick, and of course the animals who we live with and make our house a home.

We have had Yoda now for nearly 2 and a half years, now for a Syrian Hamster, that is a good long life that he has had with us. It has been happy as well, he has had daily food, fuss, water and affection. Yes he is going grey and slowing down a bit now, but he is an old man so it's OK. When we got Yoda, we saw him and his huge personality, we had to have him!

I have had Patch now for nearly 3 years. They have been the happiest I have ever spent, and they have been made all the better knowing that I have a special friend like that on my side. He has been there through a break-up, a new relationship, illness, and he has moved home with me a couple of times too. He has never complained or been aggressive with me, he has mopped up my tears and given me constant love and cuddles. When we got Alphonse, he adopted him willingly and helped us with raising him well.  Patch has been my closest companion for 3 years and I can't imagine my life without him. Even if he does tend to be a bit taciturn sometimes, but thats a tortoiseshell thing I think!

I have my meeting with DIAL tomorrow, and I am nervous, but I get the feeling that they will help us move out of this flat and on to more appropriate housing. Maybe even offering some help with the rent arrears, but Steve has an appointment with the CAB tomorrow so we may get something of an action plan here. We hope.

I guess sometimes, it can get frustrating when you don't feel as though you can catch a break, but I have a theory that if you spend all your life dwelling on what you don't have, you forget to notice and enjoy the things you do have. Glass half full, and all that really.

Loves
Wendy xx

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