Just for one day I started to feel like myself again….

Yesterday I felt like myself again, just for a day. It was wonderful. I packed up snacks and emergency survival equipment, loaded up the dogs and hit the road. It was wonderful to feel well enough to just drive…. So Continue reading Just for one day I started to feel like myself again….

Healing is not linear

I’ve had a few more down days recently which reminded me of something I knew, but had forgotten: healing isn’t linear. It’s not like once you’ve turned a corner it’s a straight line to full recovery. In fact, in this Continue reading Healing is not linear

If it’s not dog poop, it’s mud! Spring seems to be here….

This is my back garden right now. Though you should replace the toddlers with an elderly female shepherd/husky mix and an 18 month standard poodle. They seem to love the mud just the same. So trips outside now include wiping Continue reading If it’s not dog poop, it’s mud! Spring seems to be here….

Some days recovery is so much slower than I’d like…

So today I decided to start clearing up some of that dog poop. I got myself well prepared with rain boots, heavy-duty plastic waste bags and dozens on bags for picking it up. It was gross!! However, the weather was Continue reading Some days recovery is so much slower than I’d like…

Accept what is…

It’s amazing how quickly we forget just how bad something was and get frustrated with not improving as quickly as we’d like. A number of people have asked me recently about my progress at respiratory rehab. and with my transitional Continue reading Accept what is…

Why labels, and getting the right labels, are important for some disabled people

I’ve always wondered what life would have been like if I had been raised as Deaf rather than mainstreamed with occasional accommodations for my “hearing loss” that were often more an afterthought than an actual accommodation. More recently, as I’ve Continue reading Why labels, and getting the right labels, are important for some disabled people