Glimpsing Gembles

Musings

Glimpse into the chronic illness rollercoaster

I have had another week riding the rollercoaster that is chronic illness and the hunt for answers and treatment. I had bloods done because I have been feeling quite unwell lately, and the results came back last week with a few discrepancies. My GP was alarmed at how low my parathyroid and calcium levels were. […] Read more…

Glimpse into Gembles; smiling from the inside

I have had postural hypotension for so long that for the majority of the time, I can be losing my vision or feeling dizzy and lightheaded, and people around me do not know! In the same sense, I am realising that I can be feeling nauseous, aching, and exhausted inside these days, but people will comment on […] Read more…

Glimpse into our driving forces

I have a post, about dealing with insomnia, ready to put up on my blog, but right now, as I lie on the couch feeling very unwell, and needing to distract myself from my body, I find myself writing another. I am worried that I am not reacting well to the latest medication addition. I really hope not. It is hard […] Read more…

Glimpse into listening to the lessons

Having a body that is not working to its full ability is frustrating beyond description. To begin to explain the feelings that it creates, the words sadness, disappointment, anger, self pity, jealousy, self loathing, and disbelief spring to mind. However, it can also have a positive side. Sometimes, in my low moments, I think of […] Read more…

Glimpse into the Boston Marathon bombing

We need to stop waking up like this; waking to news from overseas of something horrible happening. I woke this morning to the sound of my parents’ phone ringing. It was missed, and then it rang again. I heard Dad get up and answer it, and say hello to my aunt. Then after a little […] Read more…

Glimpse into Monday April 1st 2013

When I first saw the naturopath at the clinic where I get regular acupuncture and massage, I had an assessment done. She noticed that on the left side of my stomach, close to my belly button, there is a firm, sometimes raised area. I have been aware of this for years. She explained that this was a […] Read more…

Glimpse into Project Twenty Nine

~ March 19 2013- March 19 2014. ~ A lot has changed in my life recently, with things happening that are not so easy to deal with. This week I had my 29th birthday, and as this is the last year of my twenties, I don’t intend to be derailed! I am always looking for […] Read more…