Still Able to

A Facebook post with a video of a deaf girl telling her story about how she became deaf and then singing so beautifully on one of the reality shows, got me thinking. The friend who posted it made the observation that running their first half marathon seemed like a very small achievement in comparison. I … Continue reading Still Able to

Two Years On

Two years today since that crazy time when I was sitting in Christchurch Public Hospital wondering what the hell the future had in store for me. The most frightening thing for me wasn’t learning that I had multiple sclerosis. It was that my MRI results would be reviewed and reported and that I would be … Continue reading Two Years On

Note to Self

How true is this?  Something I need to remember on days when I get frustrated and annoyed because I don’t always have the energy to do certain things, interact with people and respond to situations in the way that I once did.  I can still climb that hypothetical mountain but I need to accept that … Continue reading Note to Self

One Year On

It’s been over a year since I was taken to hospital in an ambulance and subsequently diagnosed with primary progress multiple sclerosis.  Going back into ‘the real world’ had been a very daunting experience after my discharge a month later and for many weeks I was in a wheelchair before progressing to a walking frame … Continue reading One Year On

Burning Issues

It has now been four months since that monstrosity of a blister appeared on my left heel and I’m happy to say that the ‘kiwifruit’ has now shrunk to the size of a grain of rice.  I do however occasionally wear the “orrtottic” boot as my heel still has a tingly numbness and a slightly … Continue reading Burning Issues

A Word (or two) About Income Protection Insurance

Thankfully my WINZ experience ended before I went completely round the bend. Maybe I got sucked in by the TV commercials saturating Australian television promising “peace of mind in times of uncertainty and stress” or possibly I experienced an uncharacteristic attack of astute financial foresight.  Either way, I was grateful that I decided when I … Continue reading A Word (or two) About Income Protection Insurance