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, 9 January 2012

Making It Count...

Me being me and always wanting to look on the bright side of every situation seems to be paying off. My confidence has seriously improved and I am finding myself wanting to go out more and more as time goes on. Seeing my friends is the best part of my day if I may be honest. But I have become more interested in meeting new people. Going out with Cat on Friday was hard on me admittedly but really what is easy and worth it? I had to get out for a few hours after finding my little baby had gone to be with the angels, but deep down I think it was what he would have wanted me to do.

Patch saved me from so much and I know that him being free and away from any suffering is a good thing. Such a compassionate and dear creature who loved nothing more than to cuddle up to me or listen to me read aloud to him. He used to purr at me when I read something and he showed me that I was actually needed and a worthwhile person. To see a friend who hadn't seen me in over a year was lovely and he commented on how much more like my old self I am, lost a LOT of weight and have my shape back and have still got THAT smile that seems to light up a room. I want to carry this on. I feel younger and full of life and that essence of being a 20-something who has been making it on her own with little more than a song in her heart and compassion and empathy towards every other soul out there.

This is the real me.

It's just taken me this long to figure it out that I was more than I was becoming. So, so, SO much more and my inner strength and courage is what keeps that personal growth going. I miss you though, my little sofa-spud and I thank you so much for showing me the real Wendy and letting me be your Mummy for the years we had together and I hope you did meet up with Alphonse and Hope ( who are probably driving you mad by pulling your beard out or humping you!! )

Loves
Wendy xx

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