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, 7 April 2012

Empowerment...

I like having a carer around me who is not only making sure of my wellbeing, but also empowers me to do things myself. I like being able to do what I like. I like knowing that when I get up in a morning that I won't end up being run ragged. The company is good too. What is good about my blog is that it isn't just about moaning about how "bad" my life is or how life "screwed me over". No one actually likes those kinds of blogs and what people admire about me is my strength and courage to smile and say "Yeah, sometimes things suck, but you know what I want to get up and follow my own dreams."

So forgive me if you look at my blog purely to read about my suffering or anything like that but I believe in empowerment and finding the personal will to survive and thrive. A live without struggle is one not lived. A person who goes out and does what they want, when they want may not live forever, but one who just sits on their backside and cowers away from life do not live at all.

I am so grateful to have my Becky-Chan (we are just like sisters, I swear we were separated at birth or something!!) and my precious and beloved Jace, friends like Tom and Nathaniel and the help and support of the people who work just to make sure I am OK and to make sure that my life is the best that it can be. Since getting the assistance from the absolute gems at Helping Hands, I have been able to get out more, socialise and I am getting my confidence back. My figure has come back (under all that pred-weight there was a cute little shape and I enjoy getting dressed and choosing clothes that look good. Rather than clothes I wear to blend in and hide in the shadows.

Loves
Wendy xx

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