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, 1 July 2013

Brand New Week

I've been taking the Lansoprazole and Buscopan for 2 weeks now. It has made a lot of difference. i don't wake up with my stomach feeling like it's burning and I generally feel better in myself. Its been 6 months since my last energy drink and I don't actually miss it.

It's weird how you can get addicted to something that quickly to something that is so easy to obtain yet so dangerous. It shocks me that school kids drink the stuff despite the fact that the high level of stimulant can actually cause cardiac problems as well as a wealth of other things. I'm not going to go up on my high horse but I do think that there should be a reasonable restriction.

My new "poison" is favoured mineral water. It's not full of sugar and since starting to drink that, my hair, skin and nails have improved. It's been a long time since my complexion has been so good. Keeping myself healthier and taking care of myself from the inside has made me happier. I just wish my asthma would follow suit with improving but who knows, maybe one day.

I'm working on things one step at a time. I've sorted my finances out and for the first time in a while I don't feel overwhelmed by bills and deadlines. With decent planning and organisation I'm back on top of things and I'm glad. It doesn't take a long time to get back on your feet. If you're truly driven and want it enough.

I'm learning to live around my physical and mental difficulties. I don't pretend they don't exist and it certainly isn't a case that I don't see them. I just don't allow things to hold me back. All my dreams and goals are coming to fruition and my biggest goal of a secure future with those people I love is getting closer by the day.

We are bonding well with our new additions. Riza is a happy little bunny and she loves to cuddle and play with a rattle ball. The boys like her, even if she isn't too keen at present but after her operation next week she'll be a lot calmer and the boys won't try and do naughty things to her!!

Loves
Wendy xx

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