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.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Gifted...

I wonder. Am I this tired and weak because I held on long after I really should have? I have become adept at compensating and doing everything possible to keep going and keep my airways open. This results in getting closer and closer to collapse. But I hate feeling like I jumped the gun too soon and I worry too much about everyone else and everything else.

I kind of forget how much this knocks of me. I hurt all over and because of the struggling all the muscles in my chest, neck and upper back are strained. I'm so tired that I can't face eating much or get on or off my scooter without feeling wobbly. I think I just sleep because it doesn't take much and it allows me to recover and as days go by I will probably see a change and my strength coming back.

Its not like I have been sat around doing nothing though. I spent the time drawing and its been so stimulating for me. Even if its just been pencil sketches in my favourite style. I'm not going to claim to be as good as Becky but in a way she has encouraged me and pushed me to become a better artist and in some ways a better and happier person.

People ask me about how I feel about being stuck in what is essentially a kind of wheelchair at the age of 25. Do I feel sad or angry at the person who did this to me? No. I don't waste any emotion on that person because I don't want to give them the satisfaction of seeing me falling deeper in to depression. I've gotten this far and its thanks to my friends and boyfriend for never letting me give up, supporting and loving me though everything and facing the next challenges together. Even for putting up with me when I get upset or frustrated about things. So don't feel sorry for me, I'm just thankful to have the gift of so many wonderful people around me.

That is the most important thing to me.

Loves
Wendy xx

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