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, 25 July 2013

Summer Dream

It's been a lot cooler over the last few days which has come as a welcome break from the dry heat and the follow on of humidity. It was a tough few weeks for everyone and I think everyone can be forgiven for frayed tempers and impatience. The next few days will be a bit cooler and hopefully more fresh.

I've been making the most of the lovely days. Sat outside with Becky and the local kids. Engaging them in activities like drawing or telling stories or sitting with my guitar playing and singing softly. The kids love the attention and friendship we give them and its nice to feel like a part of our home. We are a community around here and well if you can't beat them, join them!

It wasn't that long since I was a little kid myself and I spent long afternoons playing outside and we had a similar sense of community as we have around here. When I was a kid, I'd pack a sandwich, a bottle of water and I would go out for the day before returning later on. I seldom stayed indoors on bright sunny days, unless I was grounded. Its only the beginning of the holidays and I hope it stays nice for the kids.

I've not been well myself recently but I can honestly say that these things don't last forever. Maybe its been the dry weather or the fact that I can't seem to get off the endless "treadmill" that chest infections seem to cause. I'll win eventually, but right now it elludes me. Maybe I could do with a holiday so I may arrange to stay with my beloved Jace for a couple of days quality time.

When I'm with him, I feel strong and confident. I don't feel scared or sad. I just know that I can trust him and his gentle good nature. I've told him things that I never told another soul and he kissed me, told me that no matter what, he loves me and I love him. I never thought love was this easy and I haven't felt this special and happy for a long time.

Things at home are lovely. I love our little place, and the life we live with our lovely little animals. The rabbit has settled herself in and she's a little wonder, I'm glad to have taken her in, from her little twitchy nose to her fluffy white tail, she's cute and funny (still likes to sit on my head, lick my ears then moan at me!), a typical Dutch Rabbit through and through!

Loves
Wendy xx

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