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, 26 July 2013

Naps and Wasp Stings

I have been napping a lot recently. For no other reason than my health problems are exhausting. I'm really contending against some rather intense issues and they can take a lot of work to keep them all balanced, from taking 21 different medications in a carefully devised regime to getting enough rest and appropriate nutrition. Its a delicate balance to keep but one we manage all the same.

Knowing that a number of things can't be magically cured is rough but it made me stronger as a person because I had to learn my way around them. It has been difficult to figure out and sometimes I feel quite unhappy but I am coping. I just have to remember to take it one step at a time rather than trying to get it right straight away. Being me is a big job and I wouldn't have been given it if there was ever any doubt that I'd do it. Even if I struggle sometimes.

I am struggling a bit but admitting that isn't me being weak. It's me being strong enough to reach out and say "I can't do this by myself." and to be frank, its not a bad thing to do when you think about it. Its sad that so many other people are too proud to ask for help and then end up suffering as a direct result of that.

As for the here and now, I am happy with how things have progressed in the last couple of weeks and I hope things continue to grow and mature. I also hope that no more wasps decide to sting me. I have had 2 this year, one had my finger and today one decided that the heel of my hand looked like a nice place to stick its stinger. I wouldn't have minded but I am allergic to the stings and they make me swell up and it bloody hurt!

Loves
Wendy xx

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