I never thought just over three years ago when I was invited to write an article for PnP Authors [Promotional] magazine that it would evolve to a monthly column. My health was such that any commitment loomed like a monster, ready to attack at my most vulnerable times: potential for more stress - not only dealing with pain and other symptoms, but the possibility of being unreliable also threatened. I was and still am lucky that the owner and editor of the Magazine is a compassionate woman and gave leeway - write and submit when you're feeling up to it. Therefore, with pressure lifted my energies were renewed.
Other than a couple of times in 36 issues my column has been part of each month's magazine.
Based on my own experiences and observations of living with chronic pain my columns explore the quality of life that can be embraced regardless of the situation. Many comments and questions have allowed, with permission, insight through my column into others' perspectives and journeys when it comes to living with health issues.
My health has improved immensely over the past 10 years and writing about strategies has helped. So, whether living well daily when triggers persist, or exploring the world through a cuppa at a cafe with family and friends further afield on holidays, enjoy what life has to offer.
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