The many faces of chronic illness!

A friend of mine noted on her Facebook page today that two friends had asked her about how she was feeling. She gave two different answers because of their relationship to her and the conditions they had. To one friend she had replied that she was "fine" and to another who shared her condition she … Continue reading The many faces of chronic illness!


Moving my legs!!

One thing that a lot of non-disabled people don't understand is the sheer panic, annoyance, anger, inconvenience and, or upset moving a disabled person's mobility aid can cause. It's almost difficult to explain just how we feel when it happens because you have very little to compare it to, but what it pretty much equates … Continue reading Moving my legs!!

Happy Christmas 

Happy Christmas to all of you lovely people who've take the time to read my blog this year. I've been so grateful to each and every one of you. When I first started writing I felt as though I was writing for myself only, I know that I haven't got a huge following but I … Continue reading Happy Christmas 

Normal conversation??

  I seem to have totally lost the ability to what most people would call a "normal conversation" I don't know whether this was a gradual process or it has just come about but I don't seem to be able to speak to people anymore!!  Let me explain. I met an old friend in town … Continue reading Normal conversation??

Little visitor and looking after mum!!!

Yesterday we had a visit, a very small very fluffy little baby bird. It took us a while to work out what it was and if it was ok. Thankfully it was hopping around and eating and drinking all afternoon, but it took us a while to decide what bird it was because to start … Continue reading Little visitor and looking after mum!!!


I have been cooking up a post which seems to be taking me forever to write!! I thought that while I was doing that though I'd still write a post as while we were out yesterday I came to a few realisations, well ok not so much realisations more recollections of these thoughts but whatever … Continue reading Realisations 

Wow a fairly successful family outing!!

Yesterday, wanting to make the most of the nice weather, we decided to go out again as a family.  This time we had settled on somewhere we have been a number of times before, Pulborough Brooks which is an RSPB run place, this is usually a good bet because we know what I can and … Continue reading Wow a fairly successful family outing!!

Summer days out!!

Firstly I wanted to say that I was totally blown away by your response to my post on "the unspeakable problem". Far from being unspeakable there was such an outpouring that I was totally in awe of the courage of people out there who, like me are dealing with incontinence everyday/all the time 24/7. People … Continue reading Summer days out!!

Blood test deja vous!!

Yet again two days ago saw me off to the hospital with mum for yet more blood tests!! We have researched and found out the quieter times because of my sensory problems and problems with crowds so late morning saw mum and me at the local hospital for my blood tests. Seems however that most … Continue reading Blood test deja vous!!

Phew, that wasn’t as bad as expected!! But has anyone seen my knuckle??

Today was D-Day, my first appointment with my new doctor.  I can't say that I was looking forward to it.  My brain was in total overdrive and the two nightmares I had last night definitely didn't help.  I had written my list, an essential piece of my doctors appointment equipment for without it I am … Continue reading Phew, that wasn’t as bad as expected!! But has anyone seen my knuckle??