Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Chronic illness – how NOT to feel like a victim!

Disclaimer:  This is not medical advice, for any medical issues please consult a doctor or health professional.  I just wanted to share some positive thoughts on living with a chronic illness. 

Hi honeys,
Living with a chronic illness completely changes our lives in so many ways. In addition to having to adapt to these changes themselves, we Spoonies face the extra challenge of trying to explain how we feel, how the illness is limiting our abilities when, certainly in my case, we might not really understand what's going on either.

Chronic illness how not to feel like a victim

How are we supposed to fight a battle when our enemy, the illness, won't tell us the rules? The changes really can be overwhelming and just trying to cope can seem like a Herculean task we just can't win. 

Well, that's nonsense! I thought that way for too many years, but I took back control of my life and you can too honeys. Everyone's experiences are different, so I thought I'd share mine, how I decided I wasn't going to be a victim anymore, and how I fought back.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Welcome to Rosie's Cottage :)

Hello there :)

Thank you for stopping by, do pull up a chair, kick off your shoes and make yourself at home :)

I'm trying to organize our home, one little project at a time & hope to share my journey here.  When not working I spend my time trying out recipes on my husband, writing, pinning, tweeting & hugging our furbaby Jade.

I am also a Spoonie having for many years battled inflammatory arthritis (RA) and asthma. Each day I'm able to accomplish a planned activity I'm so grateful for being given the energy and strength required to do it. On days when "spoons" are scarce it can be difficult to maintain momentum, but each day has its own blessings.

So, thank you for stopping by, and do say hello :)
sending hugs xx
Hugs Always