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Self Management: Acceptance, Commitment & Sacrifice

By | 2017-12-11T11:16:26+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Blog, Living, Manage, My treatment|

(Image: Written Within* by Elizabeth Banfield hand burnished linocut, kozo tissue, thread ©2017) My sacral stim and I have known each other for a full 17 months now, so I felt it was the right time to make some comments and reflect, [...]

Mamamia: My experience with medication

By | 2017-07-23T11:48:48+00:00 February 20th, 2017|About, Advocacy, Blog, Living, News, Online|

Soula became dependent. "I shrunk as a person. The medication fogged my mind. I couldn't cross the road. I had to activate spell check on my phone. I didn't have the ability to think properly any more," she said.

Who am I going to be – Soula ‘a’, ‘b’ or ‘c’?

By | 2016-06-12T21:54:35+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Living, My treatment|

My new stim’s changed everything. I’m grateful. Can you imagine if the whole process (from trial to permanent implant) hadn’t change anything? In addition to the stim changing everything, I’m living a whole new life that Theo and I attempted [...]

I’m part of Bridge For Pelvic Pain’s Advisory Committee

By | 2017-12-11T16:33:38+00:00 April 18th, 2015|About, Advocacy, Living|

And I'm most honoured! To be recognised for my pelvic pain advocacy is one very exciting aspect, but to be invited to be part of a committee with a global vision, is quite an additional excitement. It appears my pain experience will definitely make a difference to others.

Permission granted and now it’s back to reality!

By | 2017-12-15T15:51:18+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Blog, Living|

Permission granted and now it's back to reality! Or is it possible I never really left my reality? As if anyone can leave chronic pain behind and really have time off! I'm going to post my brain's two conflicting versions: 1. Crap thinking out-of-the-way first version..