I have found myself reading a lot of new blogs and posts recently – many that I have found through link /meet & greet parties and others through connecting on instagram, twitter etc! It just strikes me what talented people are out there and also some pretty fantastic writers too. Some of your poetry has blown me away.
So this week I have some very new bloggers to introduce you to along with some well established, but new to me, sites. I hope that some of you newbies will consider looking up the Chronic Illness Bloggers network and joining us – we are a friendly bunch who communicate mainly on our members facebook page! Details here : How to join Chronic Illness Bloggers.
So once again, grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy some great posts – please remember to comment and share if you enjoy them,
Puerto Vallarta – photo taken by Kirstin Larkin, HIGHWAY TO HEALING BLOG
I am really pleased to have contributed, in a small and rather quiet way, to this video that Jenni has put together for EDS Awareness month. Jenni is a vlogger/blogger and goes by the name 1nvisibl3Girl – please have a look at her channel & blog and the social media sites of the other great (very young!!) EDSers on this short film!!
“This video is all about living with Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) as the zebras I have been lucky enough to get to know, and I, share our own experience of this chronic, invisible illness. We talk about what EDS is to us, how we manage our symptoms, how EDS has changed our lives, why we started our own EDS based blog or vlog and our hopes and dreams for the future. We hope this is shared as much as possible this May as it is #EDSawarenessmonth so people can learn what it is really like to live with EDS but also to support those also living with the disease. I know it is long but please watch it all if you can. There are some amazing people describing some very difficult things in their own words. This is a project I am very proud of.” Jenni Pettican
Happy May Day! Can’t quite believe we are already in May – or that the weather here in the south of England has been more like January than late April. Duncan has been away with year 5 (9-10 year olds) on an activity week and has returned absolutely shattered and full of cold, and the rest of the household is supposed to be revising this bright bank holiday! Engineering third year exams begin this week, A level English lit course work is due in tomorrow and the youngest has to finish her art portfolio and complete an art exam tomorrow. The house is a mess!!
So what better way for me…and you…to get away from the stresses of the household than with a cuppa and some more inspiring blog posts from the CIB community. This week I have included something about EDS awareness, as a zebra myself, and also be sure to check out #ProjChronicWisdom and #May12BlogBomb. Enjoy!!
Good evening and apologies for the delay in today’s MONDAY MAGIC. I have been otherwise engaged in Accident and Emergency following a Potsie faint yesterday afternoon – my Smart crutches held onto my arms as I fell leaving me with dislocated shoulders, elbow alongside a hip, knee and ankle. One shoulder was not playing ball and by this morning my hand was swollen and resembling navy cottage cheese, my neck and pec muscles were in spasm and my arm was twitching like a paper fortune telling fish.
An xray confirmed what we already knew – and more as it was a particularly “odd” dislocation according to the consultant. A dose of IV fentanyl & paracetamol, midazolam to relax the muscles and knock me out and 2 burly doctors did the trick. We did smile though when told to go back to fracture clinic in 10 days – it will be out several times by then! Feel like I’ve been hit by a truck tonight – I hurt so many bits in the grand collapse that Duncan is banning all walks now!!
This week’s blogs for you to get your teeth into are: