February 13th, 2021 10:52 am

Life, Stitched Back Up Again

By |2023-01-24T16:13:28+11:00February 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Workcover|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Everything that chronic pain had undone in the first nine years of this 14-year nightmare, Theo and I have managed to finally mend. Stitch by stitch, we made a new house, founded a new livelihood, purchased a more comfy car, made new friends, welcomed a different breed of fur child and all of this in a new (unfamiliar) town. It's a rebirth! All of this, driven by the hunt for pain management after a ball pop, drop and a bang. Or was it...?

October 26th, 2020 3:19 pm

Forwards, Backwards or Somewhere In Between

By |2022-09-06T11:40:14+10:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

I've gotten up on my feet only to find myself back down again a few thousand times in the past 13 years. I use my personal chronic health issue to try and understand the management of COVID-19. As mentioned in a few COVID-19 related blogs, there are similarities with chronic illness in the way the virus attacks a human. Qualities like its invisibility, the way it can affect life, the way it has affected livelihoods and the ongoing power over humans are all mountains I've had to get over. And over... and over. And will have to continue to get over.

September 6th, 2020 11:10 am

Life’s Changed

By |2022-09-06T11:42:36+10:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Not knowing what's ahead is a familiar nightmare for people living with chronic illness and injured workers and their families. This lived experience has been misunderstood. This lack of empathy could not have been understood without the personal experience of something like COVID-19 – something impacting the world. Even Governments may just get a glimpse of looking down at their feet and feeling the ground below them is trembling. Being unable to make plans and left dangling, waiting to hear about a way forward – whether you can resume work or even have a job (or business) is excruciating. Add a long-term health issue to that equation and the world begins to fall in on you. You can't help but ask, 'will I get through this?'

August 28th, 2020 8:14 pm

Aug 28, 2020

By |2022-09-06T11:42:36+10:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: About, Living|Tags: , , |

8am – 12noon tradies here ‘fixing’ heating/cooling unit (making noise, causing disruption and breaking much-needed silence). + Phone calls, all day (important, relating to mum’s future care plan). + Huge tree on [...]

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