Another Hospital Trip, Another Purple Dress

h048017_13Daily Prompt – Better

I am late to the party on this daily prompt word (it is from Saturday). However, when I finally checked it I couldn’t resist as it is the perfect word on so many levels.

  1. On Friday at 2:20 pm (exactly 2 hours late), I was wheeled into the operating room for my hernia repair. The on-again-off-again-on-again surgery was finally happening. Since I only had around 48 hours notice, I was feeling better about it – not so much time to stress out.
  2. Much of the stress I was feeling about moving also melted away with the surgery. I can’t lift for 2-6 weeks and we are going to be in our new place two weeks from today (Saturday). I have packed about all I can and now I just leave it in the capable hands of Hubby, friends and, of course, God.
  3. I was able to handle…

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Dizzy, MS and possible redundancy…

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

Me and Dizzy had abit of a stressful week last week. For the first time we’re facing possible redundancy and it’s got us thinking about employment and MS.

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Having MS has always made me feel vulnerable when it comes to work. I’m one of those people that worries far to much about letting people down and I’ve always worried what my employers would think. Would they think I was too unreliable? Not fit for the job? This is partly why I kept my condition a secret at work until recently. As it turned out they’ve been amazing about it! 🙂

Loads of positives have come from this and it’s made me feel so much more secure in my job. Until this. First I sat and worried about whether my condition would effect their decision and then I also started worrying if I am made redundant what do you tell people at an interview?! I know it’s illegal…

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Rocking Motherhood in 10 different ways – despite chronic illness

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When I saw that Natalie from?Surviving Life’s Hurdles?tagged me in a post about ‘Rocking Motherhood’, I felt both flattered and a bit nervous. ?If you ask my husband, one of the biggest things that…

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A Missed Opportunity

Voting

Today was a first for me. It was the first time since I turned 18 that I didn’t vote in an election, whether National, Provincial or Municipal.

I don’t think of myself as political in any way; however, I have always believed that it is our right and our duty to educate ourselves and cast our ballots for those whom we think can best lead us. For me NOT to vote is not something I feel good about, but at the same time, I need to look after myself.

Today, May 9th, 2017 is the British Columbia Provincial election to decide which party and leader will be in office for the next four years.

It is really my own fault that I was not able to get my vote in. Last Wednesday I got a call that my hernia surgery for that Friday (May 5th) which had been canceled 10 days…

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A Condo With A View – A Natural Stress Relief

Being Lydia!

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This is the view I can wake up to every morning by the end of next month! And it won’t always be cloudy!

Yes!!!!! The hunt is over and we have a new home. The search is over and we take possession of our third-floor corner condo on May 19th. This was the first place we put an offer on but lost out to another bid. The subjects were not cleared by yesterday so we had a chance to resubmit and this time they accepted it immediately.

The news that it was again available came as we were standing in the middle of a townhouse (my preference on “style”) that was older than our current place, had a great price but needed a ton of work. We had seen 6 open houses just yesterday and they ranged from too much work to too much money. A couple of places that…

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Chronic Pain, Heal Thyself?

Being Lydia!

Daily Prompt – Heal

ChronicPainThe word “heal” can take on a whole different meaning when you have a chronic illness.

I remember the first thing they told us at my pain management program was “We are not here to take your pain away. If you could be healed from it, you wouldn’t be here.” The words hit hard, but we all knew it was true. We were there to learn how to live with our symptoms the best way possible.

As a Christian, I believe the Lord can heal anyone. And this isn’t about faith healings, just that God is in control of everything in my life.

So do these two things contradict for me? No, not at all. When people say they are praying for God to heal me, I say for them to pray for God’s will. He never lets anything happen without reason and I believe I…

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Today’s Featured Reblog…Chronically Grateful Me!

Chronically Grateful Me!

Chronically Grateful Me

Every time I’m planning a trip away from home for a day, weekend a week or even just a long day of errands, it kinda scares me, especially when I’m traveling alone, because, to put it simply, I just don’t trust my body some days I like to have fun and yet because my body doesn’t always have the same ideas I do I feel like I am disappointing others, holding them back, you know a stick in the mud.

Somedays It’s really hit or miss ifmy body will cooperate or be a big fail. I try plan the best I can,but hey we all knows things can often go very wrong.

I don’t always know that my bones will be in sync with the rest of me,especially my back ,will it hold out and I’ll be able to walk all the places I need to be. Or just be…

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I’m Not A Fan Of People Who Constantly Gripe and Moan About Their Life

I am not a complainer.  Or should I say I complain but I don’t make a habit of doing so.  I am especially quiet when it comes to the pain my body experiences due to my MS.  I’m not a fan of people who constantly gripe and moan about their life.  I know this post is going to ruffle some feathers, but I need to get this off my chest.

I understand life can be difficult.  After all I live with a disease which is trying to kill me, worse case put me in a wheel chair; best case take away my lifestyle.  But I don’t complain.  This is the hand dealt me and it is my job to do the best with what remains.

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I especially don’t have sympathy for those who complain about pain or how they feel while they have weak eating habits and make excuses as to why they cannot exercise at all, ever.  I read a story of a girl who was wheelchair bound who lost nearly 60 pounds by watching her intake and finding exercises she could handle.  Disease does not make you eat poorly.  And the vast majority of people can find some type of exercise to which they are capable; IF they want to.  “If” being the key word.

I know some will get upset at what I am saying and I’m okay with it. But before you get upset and jump on the defensive, stop and think.

 

Something you shouldn’t say to someone living with a Chronic Illness

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Quite often I see posts on social media about annoying things people say to someone living with a chronic illness. One of the most annoying comments is You don’t look sick. Referring to the fact that if we maintain a somewhat normal life and appearance. Do our hair and makeup. We must not be sick. As wrong and annoying as that comment is for me I find it more annoying when I have spent 2 to 3 hours to make myself look good and there is always that one person that wants to point out the one thing you missed or maybe just chose not to do. I’m thinking hey I look good. I might even go as far as to say (looking in the mirror) hey girl you still got it going on :). I know what I looked like before and what it took to get myself ready.

It’s…

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