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, 11 April 2012

Another Blasted Infection?

OK so I started out with a kind of sniffle. You know me, another sniffly nose is not something that usually concerns me too much. Well its what happens as a result that usually bothers me. My useless "immune system" and the fact that my lungs are somewhat delicate anyway, I always end up with it going to my chest and the result is always a barking cough, a high fever and lots of green gunk just flying out of me. Its never pleasant and it nearly always winds up with me on some antibiotics that usually mess the rest of my body up.

Sometimes I find it so frustrating when it happens and it can sometimes be rather difficult to say "Yeah, I know this sucks, but hey let's keep moving" but you know something, you can't embrace the light side of life unless you have seen the dark corners of the world... places where others tend to be more reluctant to tread. I see life as a journey, as cliche that sounds. Every step of that journey, every milestone I reach, every new thing I accomplish is something that means so much to me. I'm clearing the debts. I'm wiping my own slate clean and allowing myself that chance to learn from my mistakes and become happier and stronger as an individual.

I still keep going despite having my lungs try and liquify themselves from the inside. I still enjoy things and find new things to do that are fun, funny and just plain mad. Even if it was just playing Rockband with Becky (she was on guitar and I had a go on the drums, which was funny), I still doubt I would ever be at the level of Mike Portnoy, but sometimes it isn't always about being the best. Sometimes it's just about being myself.

It's been brilliant to get back to being myself. It took so much and having Becky and Jace around has motivated me. They listened when I was crying because I was scared. They smile whenever they hear me speak and they care for me despite all the things I don't like about myself. Its humbling in its own way and it gives me something to smile about. I wouldn't change my life for the world, even with the health problems and other less than palatable things going on around me. I have managed to thrive and grow stronger and thats an achievement in itself!

Loves
Wendy xx

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