Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I felt it building. The exhaustion. From Monday to Thursday I realised I was incredibly tired by bedtime. Like there isn’t enough sleep in the world to feed me. Last night I felt myself crashing. It’s a tired I can’t explain. I took my daily meds to assist sleeping… Continue reading
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I needed to renew a repeat script for Cymgen. A kick ass medication prescribed at my Fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2011. I’m not always sure what the medication does. Where chronic illness ends and Wenchy starts. I’m very certain of what happens when I do not take my medication! Even… Continue reading
I believe somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, 5am Yesterday was physically an excessively painful day. From my elbows to my fingers tips which has already taking a beating from the Ankolising Spondylitis, was a no party zone. The section of my body affected feels heavy. Accompanied by a dull ache that feels like it comes from… Continue reading
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I have readers, loyal and long suffering readers that have been around 20 years next year (party?), and when I don’t blog, they text, email or whatsapp me messages to ask “Everything ok?” “You ok?”You gotta love it, right? Thank you for knowing me well enough not to phone… Continue reading
Miraculously recover or die. That’s the extent of our cultural bandwidth for chronic illness.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, The above quote is from S. Kelley Harwell. Btw, when you read this, remember that everything good I have done, I did with these issues alongside me, just as everything crappy I have done. I’m still just me. Living with chronic pain, fatigue (mentally, emotionally and physically) striving to… Continue reading
Midnight train (thoughts) to Georgia (nowhere).
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Some general news… after midnight… Just go with it. * Can you believe at the end of June, I’ve been banting for a year!? Many kilograms and cm’s later, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve reached the point where I can say *we*… Continue reading
2014 – Year End Quiz – @RichSimmondsZA pls RT
Dear friends and other interesting creatures – As my December tan is busy peeling off, so the days of the new year is racing forward …. I put this quiz together in 2008… so if you complete it, link back to me please? I would love to read about your year. 🙂 My answers for… Continue reading
Somewhere over the rainbow and other chronic conditions.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, As I sit here, “Somewhere over the rainbow” is playing and I feel tearful. You should know that I am Jude Garland darling. I came into “The Foot Spa” in Killarney Mall to ask Mali to please rub my neck so I could lift it. Yes, literally. (A bit… Continue reading
Having #Wenchytude & being the #JoziGem living with Chronic Illness
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, To say I am fed up is to say Elton John is camp. He is not camp, he is queen without borders. It has been a week now of chronic pain while experiencing a flair up of Fibromyalgia. Some days I have been able to cruise on painkillers, (unfortunately… Continue reading
Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.