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.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Recovery Process...

I actually forgot how rough the recovery period for my asthma can be. It's a long and painful process, not many people truly realise just how painful it can be. On a physiological level it can be as hard work as running a marathon, you're working muscles that aren't used to such strenuous use and the physical effort from trying to breathe. Once the muscles in your lungs have gone in to spasm and don't work properly, you are using muscles in your lower chest like your diaphragm, intercostals and the muscles in your neck are left working harder than they usually would. This in itself becomes very exhausting.

It does sometimes feel like your using the effort of 5 or 6 breaths just to take one in. Its really not nice. I have 55% of my lung function, due to damage from almost constant infection, inflammation and asthma issues. This has only really gotten to this point over the last  2-3 years. This could get worse as I get older. I have learned to accept this and I have made it my mission to go out and live my life to the fullest. Doing things I want to and indulging my hobbies and collections.I try and get out as much as possible, with help from my carers and friends. It's nice because not only does it help me get more active, but it helps to boost my self confidence as well.

I do enjoy a good potter around the town and some shopping. I do enjoy shops like Game and Lush, HMV and visiting CEX to buy games or DVDs. I also enjoy shopping on Amazon and have found some lovely things on there. Although I am still awaiting my latest purchase of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collections. I enjoyed the old MGS games and I have also read the novelisation of the first game, which came out when I was about 9 or 10. I did see the PSVita and after having a try on it, I have to say honestly that I wasn't that impressed. I love my PSP and always play on it, but this new thing just didn't appeal to me to be quite honest. I think the next thing I would like to save up for would be an IPad. I think an IPad would be useful for hospital admissions and would be easier to carry around than my laptop.

Oh and I want to get some of my planned tattoos done over the next year.

Loves
Wendy xx

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