A Year of Growth – Week 29 – Symptoms from Hell

It’s pretty hard to distinguish what the “worst symptoms” are, but it’s a question I get asked a lot when someone wants to quickly get a grasp on my condition. Here are three that feel like the worst in this current moment…

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A Year of Growth – Week 28 – Help is on its way

To the GP who finally found some answers, who chose research over trial medications and who was willing to admit that she didn’t know the answers, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for persevering and for being there when it felt like no other professional was. 

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A Year of Growth – Week 26 – Regrets

Regret is an odd concept really, the suggestion that you wish something had never happened. Often, when you think it through enough that “thing” that you regret led to something else and that something else led to yet another thing and you keep thinking and tracing it back and eventually you get far enough down the chain that you can find something absolutely beautiful that you wouldn’t change for the world… only, if the regret didn’t happen, neither would the good thing.

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A Year of Growth – Week 25 – Listen, Be Patient

The theme of this weeks post is “one thing you’ve learnt since becoming chronically ill” and I think for me this is possibly one of the easiest prompts in the series so far. What have I learnt? I’ve learnt to listen and be patient. I’ve written about this a few times before, about how sometimes my body has to scream before I’ll pay attention, about how patience really isn’t first nature to me, and about how I’m absolutely still working on perfecting this skill.

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