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.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Half Dozing...

I think that the hype of "Yay! I'm OK!!" has officially worn off. Yesterday I was bouncing off the walls cleaning and sorting things out, today I'm drowsy, lethargic and just want to sleep until I feel better. After the adrenaline of an attack I crash about 2 days later after a day of restlessness and feeling like I need to run circles around everyone. Usually its a case of getting that restless energy in to something constructive like tidying the bedroom or drawing.

Today I think is a day of rest and sleep. Allowing myself time to heal my rib (which somehow was cracked in 3 places) and fend off this infection. Being me has 3 certain things:

1. No matter how hard you try, there will always be another attack just waiting for you. Take them as they come and carry on treating things on a day to day basis. Rest when you can and don't worry too much about other people complaining or the mud they feel the need to sling.

2. No matter how much you think you screwed up, the people you care about will always be there to support you. Chances are it probably wasn't that big a deal anyway so its better just to let it go. Life is better spent in the here and now.

3. No matter how much something sucks there is always a positive, even if you don't see it at the time. It helps to just laugh it off and make a joke about it. I do it all the time and to be honest, people are so much more receptive to someone in good spirits than a miserable sod who plays the victim.

I try to stay upbeat about life. Because if I let things get to me, where is that going to lead? I've already defied the odds on my life expectancy and even if it means getting help, I am trying to live as normal a life as possible. I just need to learn to take a backseat once in a while...

Loves
Wendy xx

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