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Weekly roundup

I’d hoped to do a proper blog post this week but I simply haven’t had time.  Inbetween visiting Mum every day in the hospital, clearing up after my birthday party, seeing to the dog, helping my Dad, shopping, cooking, washing and going to Camera Club the days have passed in a blurry, exhausted, painful, hectic haze. 1,276 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder


Everyone makes comparisons between their life and everyone else’s. It’s pretty natural, and things like social media don’t help, because everyone only puts up the ‘best bits’ of their lives or the things they want sympathy for. 1,322 more words


Life at Fifty

Fifty.  It’s a bit of a milestone really and it’s weird to get my head around the fact that I probably have less life ahead of me than I have behind me. 1,506 more words

Living With Chronic Illness

The best laid plans...

….. of mice and men oft go awry, and my plans have certainly gone belly up while I have been absent from my blog.  I don’t quite know where to start with all that’s been going on, so grab a brew and put your feet up – this make take a while ;-) 1,672 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Going Through Hell or Insurance Companies

Sir Winston Churchill supposedly said “when you are going through Hell, keep on going”. I guess he decided Hell was not a place to stop, rest, do some sightseeing and basically get trapped. 247 more words


'You managed X so why can't you manage Y?'

This is a phrase which will drive any person with chronic illness crazy: ‘well you managed to do X so why can’t you do Y?’ or even ‘well you managed it yesterday, why not today?’. 685 more words


I Wonder...

I wonder what it’s like to be full of energy.  I would jump out of bed, easily accomplish everything I wanted to do, go to work and keep up with all the adventures the four-footed one wants to take.   317 more words

Whims And Wonders