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Donna Grant: Living well with chronic illness

This week, I would like to introduce you to Donna Grant who lives with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme Disease and writes about her experiences on her February Stars blog.  Here she talks about her experiences and living well with her chronic illness.

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Nikki Albert: Living well with chronic illness

This week, I would like to introduce you to Nikki Albert who runs the brainlessblogger blog.  Nikki manages chronic migraines, fibromyalgia and major depressive disorder.  Here’s her frank and insightful account of her story.

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Charlotte Wells: Living well with chronic illness

This week, I would like you to meet Charlotte Wells from charlottedebs.com.  Charlotte has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic pain. ME/CFS and Myoclonic Seizures. She talks here about how she does her best to live as well as she can with her chronic illnesses.

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My 3 big things to finding freedom in life

Finding freedom in my life is a relatively new discovery for me and something I’ve become very passionate about. Ever since getting sick, I’ve somehow managed to continue pursuing my passions and I’ve found unexpected freedom as a result.

So to mark the end of a very different year for me workwise and lifestyle wise, I thought I would share the 3 big things I’ve done that have led me to finding freedom in my life.

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Candice Mes: Living well with chronic illness

This week I’d like to introduce Candice Mes. Candice lives in South Africa  and currently works as an Occupational Therapist (OT). She’s walked a long and, at times, very trying road with her health and tells us how she lives well with chronic illness here.

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How I accepted my new normal

That.  Is.  It.  I’m out.

In April 2016, I had been sitting, pondering about officially launching this blog for months.  A contact of mine encouraged me to just do it… “dude, press go, what have you got to lose?” The truth was I had very very little to lose.  I had been holding off going public with reams of diary entries I had written over the preceding 6 months worrying about how it would affect the work I’d been doing.  Thinking by some miracle my condition would pass.  I didn’t want to look like a fraud (you know I might roll over one day and be restored back to the manufacturer’s settings??) but realistically I had been fooling myself thinking, at that point, that I could resume  a “normal” working life.  Whatever that was anymore.  Dream on. My work had been suffering anyway.  In fact, I had to completely rethink it.

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My last flutter with too much fun

This week is an anniversary of sorts.

An anniversary of sorts that coincides with a famous horse race, The Melbourne Cup.

It marks the time I last skipped in front of the TV!

Here’s an update from that memorable day in November 2015….

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