Hello all and welcome,
My name is Vicki and I have a wild imagination and see beauty in everything.
Over the past ten years I have been diagnosed with various overlap conditions:
- ‘Lupus Like’ Connective Tissue Disorder (they change this frequently)
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Joint Hyper-mobility Syndrome
- Chronic Migraine
- Depression & Anxiety Disorder
- BPD and possible Bipolar
- Behcets (under investigation)
As you can imagine my life has changed drastically and had it’s up’s and downs. I have begun journaling the day to day and what keeps me going. After all the biggest thing you learn through chronic illness is to savour the small stuff and slow down
Despite my fierce fighting, up until recently I have kept working throughout. Recent times have meant that I have been unable to work and sustain normal living. Whilst this has been painful I also see it as a chance to live life slowly for a while whilst I replenish and take stock. This journal tracks this daily adventure and I hope it will be helpful to others on a similar path.
I am the director of Wide Eyed Theatre and previously lectured in drama for both Canterbury Christchurch University and Kent University.
‘There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.’ George Carlin
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