Hi, I am so glad you stopped by.
WHAT I HAVE TO OFFER
Are you just starting out on your chronic illness journey? Are you scared of what the future holds for you? Are you just realizing this is for life? Do you want to have a place where you can help yourself get better prepared for the years ahead?
Or, are you an old hand at chronic illness, thought you had your coping strategies down and now something has thrown a wrench into the works and you don’t know how or what to do to help yourself through this new phase.
Then, this is the place for you. Let me help you get your thoughts together, come to an acceptance of your illness, and keep you from feeling that you have nowhere to turn.
I do not ever want you to feel like you are alone, that there is no one that you can talk to, I can be and am here for you if you need some perspective on your life and the changes that are happening to you. Let us work together to help you find you again.
WHO I AM
I am a 58-year-old wife and mother of two adult children. I am also Mum to two Dachshund fur babies, Willie who is two years old and Bailey, our newest addition, is 4 months old.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 15 years ago, it progressively got worse and worse until June of 2013 when I all of a sudden started having other symptoms and went into a permanent flare. After two years of testing and finding nothing other than the Fibro, they sent me to a psychiatrist who confirmed that I also had Conversion Disorder.
Conversion disorder causes my brain signals to get interrupted, from the decision part of my brain to the action centre I get intermittent interruption of the signals. So, sometimes my legs won’t work, my arms and hands, my left eye and my left ear, all without any kind of warning. The worst part, however, was that the Conversion Disorder caused my pain centre to go into overdrive. It threw me into a permanent Fibro flare so that I get no relief at all 24/7/365.
MY LIFE NOW
Well, that’s my story, for four years now I have been in constant and unrelenting pain, I have been down deep into the depression, and I still suffer from anxiety, but mostly I have managed to turn everything around and be more positive because I have those around me who understand and who love me anyway.
Now, my goal is to help others like me, who suffer from Chronic Illness but may not be as lucky as I am to have a loving and supportive family around me. I can be there for you, for those who just want to rant and rave, those who really just want a shoulder to cry on, and those who just need a friend. Let me help you out of your grayness and into a place of positivity.
Please don’t misunderstand, I am not a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist, I have no accreditation at all except experience. I just want to see you through a tough time or help you sort things out in your mind, or if you just want someone to talk to that understands. My goal is to help you get through all the stages of acceptance until you can be confident that though the disease won’t change, you can, to meet whatever comes your way.