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, 16 April 2012

Pre-Psych Appointment Jitters...

Tomorrow is an appointment with my psychiatrist. The team have been exceptional in helping me come to terms with my mental health problems and helping me to control them better. Its been brilliant as it has helped me recover from some of the terrible things from the past and it has also enabled me to move on, growing as a stronger and more confident individual. There are days that are better than others admittedly, but then again when dealing with those things its kind of a given really.

I think my biggest worry is that my asthma may decide to give me one of it's trademark episodes. The thing with my asthma is that it is often volatile and always unpredictable, but such is a condition like this. Brittle asthma and "normal" (if such a term may be used) are so different in nature. I know first hand that when it chooses it's times to be awful there is absolutely nothing that can be done other than follow the protocols, take the right medicines and just try and take it as it comes. Its the only thing that can be done and I know that.

I never said any of this is easy. In fact I know its not easy. Theres been times of sadness and times of triumph. Days where I lost confidence and felt resigned to some kind of fate, but rather than wallowing in self pity, I actually decided that the best thing to do was to just keep going. And you know something, it's something I will continue to do.

Loves
Wendy xx

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