Having yourself a merry little festive season?

We've held onto some traditions that span 50 years. One of these is the little ones handing out gifts. A big hoo ha is made about the mound of gifts. The mound of gifts are lots of gifts big and small wrapped for them. We do adult gifts but watching the astonishment of the little … Continue reading Having yourself a merry little festive season?

Please talk to me

I have found through comments and messages how many people need someone who understands their pain. Some are newly diagnosed people. I happily chat to them all. Not only does it help them but it helps me too and it feels good to help in a small way. Some people don't want to leave comments … Continue reading Please talk to me

The end of a love affair..

I loved the sun and the sun loved me. We had a beautiful relationship all my life. Living in Cape Town there were innumerable visits to the beach. There is nothing like a good swim or just marinating in the sea or a pool. I loved tanning. Getting that golden, olive skin was fabulous for … Continue reading The end of a love affair..

Surviving the Festive Season for the chronically ill…

The festive season has always been a magical time for me. There is nothing like Christmas. I relish in all things Christmas... Even Boney M! Yes... I start counting down the months. People say that Christmas has just become commercial and the spirit of it has been lost. That may be for some people but … Continue reading Surviving the Festive Season for the chronically ill…

And still I rise…

A little while back I faced something that for a while brought me to my knees. You see I had developed PTSD from a protracted period of time that was my own personal horror. It was absolutely awful. It caused me extreme anxiety, mental stress, panic attacks, depression, caused my Lupus and Fibromyalgia to almost … Continue reading And still I rise…

I’m baaaack!

I went through a rather hellish time. Everything just seemed to be going wrong at once. In so many areas of my life. On top of that I was having Lupus flares making dealing with everything so much harder. I took all these things as a sign. A sign that more changes needed to be … Continue reading I’m baaaack!

Just when you think you’ve got this…. you don’t

I was so pumped. So ready to tackle my diseases... until my pain management appointment rolled around. Until the planning for December holidays rolled around. It all snowballed on Sunday. I am having a mini lupus flare. I've tried to deny it but I can't anymore. My knees are hurting so bad. My achilles tendons … Continue reading Just when you think you’ve got this…. you don’t

The evolution of Tracey

The post hospital shake up My hospital stint was a real shake up in my life. Being taken out of normal every day life and facing a serious battle was life changing. As much as it was horrid to be in hospital, I think in hindsight it was needed. It was the universe giving me … Continue reading The evolution of Tracey