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.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

My New Companion...

Its been 3 days since Becky moved in with me. Its been a few days of filling in forms, telling the council and benefits people that now I am no longer on me own. Its a long and monotonous process but when its done, its setting us both up for as long as we have this arrangement. Having Becky live here is easily one of the best things I have ever done. It has changed both of our lives in ways that neither of us expected. Becky now has a chance to learn and grow as an adult and me, well I am finally getting some personal care and assistance, which means I am not run ragged day to day.

Lately I have been thinking about what my dreams and hopes for the future are. I have started journalling again and writing, drawing and sticking things in so that I can look back and watch my own progression. I want to train as a piercist and I would love to have my own business which would include my unique idea of a Piercing Clinic.

The Piercing Clinic would be good because it would catch up with clients and give them a chance to discuss issues, check for infection and get advice on piercings and aftercare. As it is right now piercing aftercare is a pretty independent thing and no one really makes sure that people are alright after a piercing. It would also be a good place to discuss with a piercing technician and ask about what is essentially a kind of elective surgery. So many people go in to piercings without knowing what the risks are and there are even cases of people dying after piercings. I have always wanted to actively help prevent that from happening. By awareness and making sure people are asking the right questions prior to undertaking and the lack of regulation.

I would love to work with tattoo artists who could hire a station in my shop. I would want to be an active part of the body modification community. With help from Becky, Jace, Nat, Tom and all my other friends, this dream could be a reality. And I get to prove to myself and other people that just because of my disability and illnesses, that doesn't make me less of a worthwhile person capable of contributing to something I have been passionate about ever since I can remember.

Mine and Becky's tattoos are healed and they look incredible. They symbolise so much and even though they are only small, that doesn't make them any less poignant.

Loves
Wendy xx

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