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.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Winds of Change?

It seems that change is in the wind and for the moment I really welcome it. Its not something that I can quite put my finger on, but the air feels fresh and clean and the bright sunshine breaks through. Maybe I feel so revived because for the last couple of days I haven't been woken up by the scream of a degenerate troll who for 6 months made our close miserable.

Don't get me wrong, I love this little place and I'm glad that I fought tooth and nail to keep it, but since the flat above has been used as a stop-over, it has made a lot of us angry. The people we tend to get are usually involved with crime and antisocial behavior. This has meant that kids have been learning words that I didn't use until I was a lot older or broken glass is spread on the grass. I hope the next person who gets the place is a lot less destructive.

I think that for now I will be making the most of the quiet and calm, getting the rest I sorely need. I had the doctor out again last Friday because I was really struggling but didn't quite feel at 999 stage. I think it says something when a doctor doesn't need to listen to your chest with a stethoscope to know what's happening. It's funny, I never used to be much of a wheezer until that one point. I'm not going to go over it and am going to continue with the idea of not letting my past anchor me down.

Tomorrow will be a good day, OK so its payday and we will probably get our usual coffee and then meeting Jace before our shopping trip and a few evenings of all of us just doing what we do best. I love when Jace visits as we get to spend time together and it just feels wonderful. Maybe its these lovely experiences that are the best medicine of all. When Jace is here, my pain isn't as bad and I handle my attacks better. They do say that your emotional state does make a difference in your physical health and I for one do believe it.

Things are looking up and I am really hoping that this summer will yield yet more wonderful days and this winter won't be too harsh on my lungs. It would be nice to be off antibiotics for longer than a week!!

Loves
Wendy xx

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