Growing Up Disabled in Australia is a diverse anthology of the very best kind!
Today the Lady in the Lighthouse has its first birthday! What a year it’s been too!
A few words on driving, medical conditions and compromises.
May 12th is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) so here are a few words today in honour of the Lady with the Lamp.
Imagine this: someone close to you is going through a crisis and you don’t want to say the wrong things to them, however you have your own worries that you need to release through conversation. Who is the best person for you to talk to?
Lest We Forget
It’s the mundane everyday tasks that can give us the most perspective.
Learning to become fluent with words that accurately describe the pain and symptoms you are feeling is one of the most helpful things you can do to create a positive working relationship and understanding between yourself and your medical professionals.
We have all been in that place where something awful happens to someone and we are petrified of saying the wrong thing or not sure how to help. This is where the book ‘There Is No Good Card For This: What to Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful and Unfair to People You Love’ by Emily McDowell and Kelsey Crowe comes in to save us!
The greatest thing we can do.
I hope you have people and places where you don’t have to be strong too.
As soon as things get tough, you know you are going to need a few people to lean on. Who is on your team?
So you might not be much of a talker or know much about the medical world, but you want to help someone close to you? Here are a few practical ways to help someone with a chronic condition!