I still want to do something great, still want to leave a mark somewhere even if it’s not quite as deeply embedded as I’d dreamed of.
when she suddenly moved closer and asked “doesn’t it hurt?”
“I’m going through a bit of a crappy period with my health right now. For the past month or two I’ve been struggling with something that has yet to be explained…”
I spent yesterday out picking blackberries with my Mum, little brother and our dog Pippa I can honestly say it was one of the nicest days I’ve had this year. We spent what felt like hours just wandering around finding the best spot. Then we took Pippa to a field and let her run around like the crazy little fluffball that she is…
It’s not often that a stranger asks me about my disability so when someone does I find it difficult to answer. A couple of days ago I was out shopping with my Mum and a friend when a little girl asked me why I was in a wheelchair. I find it extremely hard to answer… Continue reading Curiosity Is A Special Thing
I have had to make a few fairly big decisions since I first got sick, decisions no “normal” young person should have to make. Some of the choices I made might have changed my life and some of them did. When I had my heart transplant I was left with consolidation in the bottom of… Continue reading Chapter 4: Making Decisions
For at least 2 years I tried my hardest to build up my strength and get myself walking properly,I’d wear my splints most every day (although I’ll admit not as much as I should have)and attend physio sessions twice weekly. But nothing seemed to work I went from using a manual wheelchair only when traveling… Continue reading Chapter 3
One of my favourite things to do is read, I’ve been a massive bibliophile for as long as I can remember,but reading is more of a comfort nowadays than it was when I was a child. When I’m reading I can block out the world for a little while,leave myself behind and become whichever character… Continue reading It’s my safety blanket
For the past few weeks I haven’t been feeling myself to be honest. My health has been up and down like a yoyo and I think it’s all got a bit too much. Emotionally I’m exhausted. Fingers crossed my health decides to sort itself out and I start to feel more like myself again asap!… Continue reading I’ve not been feeling myself…
“What if?” I have sat there with that question running through my head on many occasions. I have daydreamed about the life I “should have had” and mourned over the things I will never get to do. I have drifted off to sleep imagining scenarios of the things I might be doing now if life… Continue reading It can get the better of me.