What has the 10 year Facebook photo challenge showed me? Well I don't look at this photo and think about the wrinkles or how much older I look, I think about what the last decade of living in constant pain has shown me.
In Australia recent changes brought in by the government see chronic pain sufferers unable to access codeine without a prescription. Whilst the government is doing this to try and combat the risk of overdoses and abuse of the previously over the counter medication it is in fact disadvantaging those with chronic illness who rely on …
People often ask me how I remain so positive and don’t let my illnesses and pain get to me, the answer is of course some days it does get to me, some days I do feel like my issues have bested me, but those days are in the minority, the most part I am strong, I fiercely fight against the pain and try to live a happy and full life.
Today was a bad day, one of those days that creeps up and hits you and everything sucks. Everything is harder than it should be and emotionally I was tapped out. I braved school pick up and tried to keep my composure until are friend asked if I was ok, I wasn’t. I burst into …
Once you become a parent you always put someone else’s needs above your own, it’s hardwired into us to become caregivers and put the needs and wellbeing of our children ahead of our own. It’s exactly how it should be.
I am sorry that my illness has impacted some of the most treasured things I have, my friendships.
As I sat perched on my bunk bed in our newly renovated caravan taking time to do the simplest of pleasures, reading, I felt a stirring I hadn’t not felt in some time. Contentment.
Why is it so hard for mums to give ourselves permission to take time off? We put everyone else ahead of ourselves and when we do stop and do something for ourselves we feel guilty for it.
I am the mum who rocks up to a kid’s party with damp hair.
Yep that’s me, the mum who hates being late but somehow in getting everyone else sorted I never have enough time to make sure I am ready. Well that and the fact I barely have enough spoons to make it to a kid’s party let alone blow dry my hair and look like one of those television mums with perfect hair and makeup.