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 Type 1 Brittle Asthma, Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as Various Allergies, Neutropenia, Crohns Disease (my IBS was rediagnosed as Crohns), Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis, PCOS and Osteoporosis and Heredetary Spastic Paraplegia. I have recently also been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea (which makes me stop breathing in my sleep) 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 and CPAP.

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

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Customer Service?

Last week, I decided that I was fed up of not having any way of listening to my music anywhere other than the living room. Unless of course I used my laptop, but the speakers are a bit crappy it has to be said. That and I enjoy listening to CDs while I take a bath or get dressed in a morning. And when cleaning my room, and my laptop provides too much distraction with Twitter and Facebook and I forget what it was I was supposed to be doing. So I decided it was time I got a small boombox for the bedroom.

At first I had gone to Argos and saw a cheap and, what I thought would be, cheerful little Bush device. It was shiny and black and really suited the mood of the room. At £26.99, I also thought it was a reasonable price. I brought it and took it home, plugged it in and chose a CD. I pressed Play and was about to enjoy listening to a CD that I enjoy. Linkin Park's "A Thousand Suns". The sound wasn't the best, which I thought was a little disappointing, then at random it started missing out tracks. Now anyone who knows this album will know that all the tracks blend together to create a deep and well thought out concept. I had assumed it was an accidental knock on the program button so at first wrote it off as such.

It carried on doing this and it bemused me. The next morning, it refused to play at all. I would put a CD in, it would spin for a few minutes and then either come up with the wrong amount of songs (said a 6 track CD only had 3 tracks) and then played as though it was underwater?! I was thinking WTF? And I had assumed that in my haste I had forgotten to keep the box. I was glad to have found it, I must say. I took it back today and the cheeky sod at the desk asked me if I wanted "The same again?". I declined, as politely as one does when you want to call the guy a cheeky little shit! I was glad when he offered me (very apologetically) my money back. And with it I did spend about £7 on my guinea pigs so that they could have some new toys.

Luckily I had brought a new CD player from Tesco. This one was about £5 more than the other one, but it had an Ipod dock, a remote and I knew I would be able to trust it, as I have had some Technika stuff before now and it hasn't been half bad, OK so it isn't THE best there is, but on a budget and for something I only wanted to listen to in bed or in the bath, it certainly does the job.

Wendy xx

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