Living in the limelight, people only see what you choose to show.

LIVING WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS – A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE The difficulty you face with regards to your health issues. How you were diagnosed, the symptoms and how you deal with it. My name is Chantelle Owens, 25 years old and happily married – and I’m a #EndoWarrior Living in the limelight, people only see what you choose to show. They feel like they know you but have NO idea what is going on behind the scenes. They have no idea that your smile might be forced, standing there with cameras and flashes all over trying to hold your composure while you are … Continue reading Living in the limelight, people only see what you choose to show.

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 the depth of the bone, beaming from the surrounding soft tissue. As if someone hit you. Hard. Only it lingers. It doesn’t ease up. Your skin feels as if it is on fire. Your cannot stand to be touched.

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“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 me. No idea however why I have not received flowers, cupcakes or chocolate…. although to be perfectly honest, if you can deliver low carb meals, snacks or general groceries to my house I will be forever grateful. #Smile Everything is OK. I am permanently completely … Continue reading “What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”

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 not mood altering,  asshole drugs, – very beige) and get through the day.  Other days I cry and feel huge anger towards my body. Why can’t you just be proper? The overall feeling of stress encourage the idiotic pain and at some point bi polar … Continue reading Having #Wenchytude & being the #JoziGem living with Chronic Illness