All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
In my last post I noted that what worried me, and my medical team, most about my returning to university after 25 years was how my hypotension, migraine, osteoarthritis and CFS/ME* would respond to the physicality of getting in to Uni. I also said that I had plans and solutions for everything I could imagine … Continue reading This little #spoonie went to Uni, but this little #spoonie must stay home.
First, WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am now enrolled in the Master of Public Health at The University of Melbourne - or UniMelb, as its domain has caused it to be known since I was last at University, 25 years ago! I got the offer for the Masters in mid-December but I couldn't bring myself to write this … Continue reading I’m in!!! Now it gets interesting…
This post is for all my lovely friends but especially those of you living with #chronicpain, #chronicfatigue, #endometriosis, #adenomyosis and assorted debilitating, often invisible, conditions. On the 1st of Jun, 2018, I finally had the hysterectomy I had been begging for for over a decade to address the severe "period pain" which has stolen between … Continue reading On the cessation of chronic pain and the unexpected emotions accompanying it.