A life changing trip? San Francisco – Part 1

San Francisco - a life changing trip

Holidays are a source of anxiety for many people, and especially people with chronic illnesses. We are leaving the security of our homes where we know where everything is, and also the assurance of a routine. Travelling brings uncertainty. There is also the added discomfort of the journey to and Continue Reading

Meditation: Am I fading like these tulips?

Meditation: Am I fading like these tulips?

Mornings are the best part of my day, when the realisation of my physical state has not registered. Eating a leisurely breakfast, followed by coffee, brewed from just ground coffee. The morning is full of promise, and my day is undecided. After this meal, I put my dishes in the Continue Reading

Excluded, and alone, the Irish government wants this for me.

Excluded, and alone, the Irish government wants this for me

Angry doesn’t even begin to describe my emotion. Frustrated, disappointed, bewildered, and exhausted can be added to this list. What is causing me to feel this way? The policies of the Irish government, as implemented by the Department of Health, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and the Department of Continue Reading

Should I Start Self Medicating?

There is no escape from the pain!! For nearly 5 years I have had a constant throbbing, stabbing and pulsing pain in my right temple extending to my whole head frequently. It does not stop. Every waking moment is accompanied by this sensation. Sitting on the couch this morning I Continue Reading

Pacing – Not as easy as it sounds!!

Pacing Not as easy as it sounds!!

“Just set yourself a steady pace, not too much, and listen to your body. It will tell you when to stop.” That is so simple. My body will tell me when I need a break. That’s what my physiotherapist, psychologist, doctor and neurologist have told me. I have lived over Continue Reading