Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

We are now a week into the new year, and time to restart my weekly updates again, I have had so many people ask me to start posting them again, and what better time to restart than the start of a new year. This week has been very quiet, but very busy, I will start of with updating you on C, she restarted school on Thursday, so a nice gentle return to normality for her.  She has struggled all over christmas and up until Wednesday I really did not think…

An Update – 17/12/16

An Update – 17/12/16

It seems ages since I last did an update, I really must make a resolution for 2017 to do my weekly updates, as I do get a lot of messages asking where they have gone. Things have been pretty stressful and busy here, I will start with an update on C, as you know she has ME and since returning back to school after half term, she has not been coping too well with it.  We have celebrated her becoming a teenager in November and all our plans ended up…

A Mothers Pain

A Mothers Pain

As a parent all you want for your child is to be happy and healthy and enjoy their life, from that moment they are placed in your arms you have dreams for them, you want to protect them and take away any pain they feel. But what happens when you can’t take that pain away, when you have to sit and just watch your child suffer and know that you can not do anything. I have learnt a lot this year, as regular readers will know C who has just…

Noozie Bottle Review

Noozie Bottle Review

I have no idea what happens, but as soon as the clocks change the weather gets a lot colder, and we start to resort to the comforts of keeping warm. The cold weather can make anyone feel  miserable with just feeling cold, but if you suffer with chronic pain, keeping warm really does help. This is where Noozie can help. So what is a Noozie? Noozie is an electronic hot water bottle, we are all very familiar with hot water bottles and boiling a kettle and pouring the hot water into the…

Smile For ME

Smile For ME

As regular readers ill know, my Daughter has been diagnosed with ME/CFS this year.  It has been hard on us all but C has coped so well coming to terms with her illness and diagnosis. I have not really updated much lately, she is now back in school for 3 hourly lessons a week, we have tried to increase but she just can not cope with the increase at the moment.  Last Wednesday, she crashed and was in bed suffering all day.  Thursday she was determined to go in for…

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

As I stated in my last post, I am taking part in the #Blogtober16 challenge, where we post everyday with a different topic.  Todays topic is Who Are You? For those who do not know me, I am Sam a 40 something Mum, StepMum, Wife, Blogger, Nurse, Housekeeper, Cook,  you get the picture. I am married to my wonderful hubby, we have been together for 17 years and this week celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, although he was ill so we have not officially celebrated yet. I am also Mum…

5 Things I Have Learnt About Caring

5 Things I Have Learnt About Caring

As regular readers will know, our lives have changed this year due to my Daughter having a chronic illness. Living with someone who has disabilities can be very hard and normal everyday things we all take for granted, are suddenly not so easy.  I have listed 5 things that have changed since she has become ill. energy – Even normal everyday things like getting dressed can wipe her out so we have to take time and prepare her, so that she is not rushing and can do things in her own…

Goodbye August – Hello September

Goodbye August – Hello September

So another month has passed and a new one just beginning.  We have had such lovely weather in August. I have found August very hard, as friends and family have been enjoying family days out and holidays, or hearing about the kids going out to play.  I was expecting this as my friend told me the first summer holidays are always the worst. I have felt jealous and as this should have been us, out enjoying the summer holidays. August for us has seen C have her friend here once, she…

Getting to know the real me – The answers

Getting to know the real me – The answers

Last week, I had a moment and decided to put myself into your hands, and give you the opportunity to get to know the real me, and asked you to send your questions to me. I have had an amazing response, and some great questions. So here goes I would like to know what your biggest go to in a stressed parenting moment is. Wine is not allowed lol x I think it is a bit mean saying I am not allowed to say wine, would vodka be appropriate :)….

Goodbye July – Hello August

Goodbye July – Hello August

Wow another month has gone by and I have just realised I have not updated for a while. We are now in the summer holidays and the school year has ended, unfortunately C has not managed school for a long time now.  I had a meeting a couple of weeks before school finished, and a plan has been put in place for September.  So fingers crossed we can slowly try to get her back into school. After talking to a lot of parents with children with ME/CFS, I had constant…