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, 30 April 2012

Getting On With Life...

I have been quiet again recently, not because I feel antisocial or taciturn, but more because I have been just trying to give myself a bit of time to rest, recover and make sure everything is in order. I think I knew I was clinging on by the skin of my teeth by Thursday, but me being me, I really didn't want to accept it. I keep telling myself that there is worse out there and I even got a little tough on myself. It did leave me exhausted but all I wanted to do was help Becky as she hadn't been too well herself. Admittedly her infection is different to mine and is clearing up, mine isn't and it was just getting more out of hand.

I woke up on Thursday having not slept well and in pain. I wanted to get through it all and then I could be focused and ready to take care of my friend for a bit. I'd been out of breath for most of the day, but by the time I was ready to say "Right, its happening" I was too exhausted to really care too much. It turned out that not only did I have another case of pneumonia (we have no idea now where it keeps coming from, but we have some suspicions) coupled with pleurisy. Both are unpleasant as they are, but together the combination is nothing short of agonising. Every breath feels like you're being hit, and even resting a hand on the area is excruciating.

Even the smallest of tasks is exhausting right now (I have almost dozed off twice now while writing this entry) so forgive me if this update is only short. I hope to do another one later, maybe once I feel less worn out.

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Wendy xx

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