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I'm a blogger, writer, and founder of online support Group, Medical Musings With Friends. I'm also the author of "My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope." Before becoming chronically ill, with a rare bone disease, I was an Executive Manager with a passion for change management, coaching,and developing my team. Medical Musings With Sam is all about connecting with others, who are trying to live well with chronic illness, in the midst of difficult challenges and hurdles. ...
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We are three students at the Georgia Institute of Technology: Megen Wittling, Ann Johnson, and Jessie Morris. After taking a course called Health, Genes, and Society by Dr. Greg Gibson, we wanted to address some of these issues discussed in the course - personalized medicine and the field of quantified self. As our world enters a future with increased technology and information, we found it important to delve into the implications behind it and have created podcasts on several topics as a re ...
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Well, here we go again on a bit of a roller-coaster.I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of the vision of my husband slumped half on the floor, with his head slammed into the hard arm of the chair, unconscious and vomiting while unresponsive. I’ve never been so scared in all my life.In this episode I share our incredibly scary COVID journey which I am s…
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A few weeks ago, my husband ended up in hospital with a suspected stroke.After numerous tests, including an MRI angiogram, a stroke was ruled out, but he was told he had short-term memory loss and “wear and tear ” showing on the MRA.I could have told them that, so I wasn’t particularly happy with the outcome.Once I was able to view the actual MRA r…
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In this episode, I share my recent complex health update with details not in my blog posts.I share how I'm coping or not coping but more importantly I share my strategies for dealing with so many changes to my health and life circumstances. These tips are as relevant to chronic and complex illness as they are to any other life changing circumstance…
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As a patient advocate, I am often called, inspiring, motivating, and full of strength despite my adversities.While I want to be all those things in order to reach others and help them through their own inspiring, motivating, and incredible chronic illness journeys, the truth is most days I am just treading water.I feel every inch of my daily pain. …
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You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine’s Day post given the title I’ve chosen. It is about love but with a twist.This blog post is about loving life again when chronic illness takes away things we have always loved but can no longer do.It’s about love and losses.It’s my musings about acceptance being the gateway to a new life.Accept…
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As a new year looms, I have begun thinking about what’s important to me, what’s missing from my life, and what changes I want to make and need to make in 2024.I've done a lot of sharing over the years!I’ve been blogging for eight years now, sharing my chronic illness story, my love story, my personal life in general, and I’ve even had my memoirs pu…
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Perhaps chronic illness is giving me a Christmas gift. The gift of time. Time to stop. Time to get out of the rat race of life. Time to reconnect with what really matters in life.In this episode I celebrate Christmas with you, focusing on the restraints chronic illness brings to our personal experience while exploring ways to still have the best Ch…
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I’ve never been one for focusing on “me.” I’ve always naturally put everyone in my life first, including family, friends, church, volunteering, and work.I realised this week that I’ve even been doing this from a medical perspective, especially since being diagnosed with complex chronic, often acute, illness.I was chatting to my occupational therapi…
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My husband and I have been married for almost 28 years, and during that time, he’s slept on the right side of the bed, and I’ve slept on the left.It’s 5am, and I’m not in bed. Although I’m so exhausted from an over busy week and I need to be there. I need to be comfortable, secure, and free from an elbow bent in such a way that it’s like a bow wait…
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MY "TROLL" STORY: I experienced some "trolling" this week. My first ever which was a bit of a miracle, given that my patient advocacy work is public. It's never nice is it but it was a good reminder to focus on the beauty in our lives, be truthful to ourselves and with others, and those "trolls" just won't have the power or impact they seek to have…
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In this latest podcast episode, I tell the full story of why we have needed to fund raise. I discuss the overall experience of stepping outside of our comfort zone and the varying reactions of others.Plus, the meaning behind a simple phrase, told to me by a dear old lady when I was sweet 16, that connects this entire new journey.There are some thin…
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“It Takes a Village” is such a familiar phrase for most of us, isn’t it.What does it really mean though? I hazard a guess that its meaning is slightly different for all of us depending on our circumstances and the people in our lives.In this episode, come with me for a walk in my village. You'll even get to meet my husband.I hope we can discover to…
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Sometimes, life with chronic illness can be overwhelming. It’s not always because of your disease either.It’s often all the appointments, including doctors, allied health professionals, equipment trials, dealing with government departments, routine tests and procedures, etc. It can become a full-time job. Your body becomes your business, your place…
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I'm so excited that "Medical Musings with Sam" has reached 4000 plays.This is a huge achievement for a small podcast with a unique genre. I'm also in the top 10% of podcasts globally, according to Listen Score. I can not thank my listeners enough. You are all amazing, and I am beyond delighted to know I am not talking to myself, and I do have a loy…
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This is a slightly different Podcast episode....you could say it's three for the price of one!I'm introducing you to an amazing podcast ,"Inspired To Be," hosted by two beautiful, inspiring, and talented young ladies, Sammy Wynn and Elise Ingegneri. I was honoured to be a Guest on their show, and as promised, here is the link to the interview which…
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Chronic Illness is difficult enough without us making it more complicated. Yet, my inbuilt professional persona began to surface as I looked at the phone next to me on the bed. It was inevitable. I would answer this call with a bright and upbeat greeting, no matter the real picture of searing pain and chronic disease." This podcast episode is a cha…
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July is my birthday month, and I’m very excited to announce I’m running a competition on my podcast and the blog to give away a copy of my book:“My Medical Musings, A Story of Love Laughter Faith and Hope, Living With A Rare Disease “.All you need to do is listen to a podcast episode and leave a review or comment on either Spotify for Podcasters, A…
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July is my birthday month, and I’m very excited to announce I’m running a competition on my podcast and the blog to give away a copy of my book:“My Medical Musings, A Story of Love Laughter Faith and Hope, Living With A Rare Disease “.All you need to do is listen to a podcast episode and leave a review or comment on either Spotify for Podcasters, A…
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July is my birthday month, and I’m very excited to announce I’m running a competition on my podcast and the blog to give away a copy of my book:"My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope, Living With A Rare Disease "All you need to do to enter the competition is listen to a podcast episode and leave a review or comment on either…
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July is my birthday month, and I'm very excited to announce I'll be running a competition on my podcast to give away a copy of my book:"My Medical Musings, A Story of Love Laughter Faith and Hope, Living With A Rare Disease ".All the competition details are in this Podcast episode.I can't wait to give one of my listeners a free copy of my book.Love…
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I’ve decided one of the hardest things about being medically retired is working out what day of the week it is!I have always loved Sundays. In our home it’s usually a quiet and reflective day. I say, usually, as I’m married to an Anglican clergyman, and Sundays were far from quiet in the past. It was actually the busiest day of our week!! They have…
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I love life’s little challenges. I love problem solving and turning obstacles into opportunities. I love putting a positive spin on what could otherwise be a negative experience. I’ve always done this, both in my personal and professional life. So, chronic disease really wasn’t going to change my approach to finding a way to overcome an obstacle. I…
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There is nothing like the feeling you get when you arrive home from a long hospital stay. Especially if there were multiple concerns about your overall health when you were admitted or you were having major surgery.Life is short. It’s precious, and it’s fragile while being incredibly resilient and strong. My home is my safe place, and I’m convinced…
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47% of Australians live with a chronic disease, and I'm one of them. The Wound Doctors Podcast recently talked to me about how I manage my wounds, how I stay positive, and how health professionals can better care for people with long-term conditions. The full podcast interview can be heard at: https://open.spotify.com/episode/51iEbnyKgkRuDaA6QZ1pEx…
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2023 is here!A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year?One thing is certain, none of us really know.Have you looked closely at the back of a tapestry? Generally, they are full of threads in a bit of a jumble. It’s hard to make out what the image is from this viewpoint.Turn it over and it reveals a perfect…
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As Christmas Day fast approaches I imagine most of us, in the chronic illness community, are musing about what we want to realistically achieve over the holiday period.For those of us with chronic disease it can be an incredibly overwhelming time. Just trying to be happy for others, when your body is screaming at you, is enough to make you want to …
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I am so excited to share part two of my interview with Melissa on her podcast, "I Am Not My Pain Podcast". In part two of my chat with Melissa, I talk about the practical steps I took to find a new purpose in my life. I talk about the process I followed to enable me to begin to accept my new life. I share deeply personal things about my story, my f…
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I’m so excited to share with you my interview as a Guest on “I Am Not My Pain Podcast.This is part one, of a two part interview. I was so honoured to be invited by Melissa to talk about my health story, my blog, my book, my forum and even more importantly, how I have found “Acceptance” and “Purpose”, with my chronic illness. If you would like to kn…
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I'm taking time to take stock of my life and this episode is all about the process I'm following.When you own a shop you need to do regular stock takes. What stock do you have, what’s profitable, what’s not selling, what new products are available that would add value to your business?It’s a similar process when reviewing our lives. The questions w…
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How many times have you wanted to invite family or friends over for a coffee but the thought of catering has just been too much? You may be surprised at how little effort it takes! For the purposes of this Podcast episode, I want to focus on how to cater in a way everything looks like it’s fallen out of a “Home Beautiful” magazine and you’ve been a…
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A Blog, A Book, A Podcast and Support Forum. My Medical Musings has something for everyone. Please subscribe, follow and join to be part of a community of friends walking a similar path as you. We truly care and want you to know you are not alone. Chronic Illness is a part of your life, not all of your life and My Medical Musings can help you find …
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You've no doubt heard of the movie "Driving Miss Daisy", well here is my own life changing story "Driving "Miss Sam" and finding a new way of having legs, when my own have failed me. I hope you enjoy xx ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡I'm also introducing an exciting Podcaster to you. Melissa Adams interviewed me this week on her Podcast, "I am not my Pain". Meli…
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Join me on my Virtual Book Tour as I share with you readings from my book, "My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope; Living with a Rare Disease", plus you can have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a signed copy of my book. Today I'll be reading you the beautiful "Afterword" from CEO, Arthritis Queensland, Emma Tho…
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I’m really excited to announce I’ve decided to do a “Virtual Book Tour” of sorts, through my Podcast, Medical Musings with SamIf you want to be a part of my Virtual Book Tour and not miss an episode, the best way to ensure you are with me “on the virtual bus”, (so to speak) is to follow both my blog and Podcast.You can also like and follow my Faceb…
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As my book "My Medical Musings" is set to officially launch on May 20th, I share with you my excitement at achieving a lifelong dream of becomingan Author....and more importantly I encourage my listeners to not give up on your own hopes and dreams. I also share some of my recent interview with Authority Magazine on what it means to be resilient and…
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Should I sound “sick” on the phone? Should I dress as if I had just got out of bed or don’t care about my appearance? I have severe pain and fatigue and sometimes I do lose my voice as a result, but generally I can talk. I often look drained throughout the day but if I’m seeing someone a lot of planning has happened prior to seeing them to ensure m…
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If I was ever going to accept my change in life circumstances, I needed to start with changing my self talk chat lines.No longer could I talk to myself as if I could conquer all. I could and can conquer a lot, but definitely not everything. No mind over matter, no cheerleading squads, no pushing through despite pain, is going to be suffice to achie…
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This story is all about an ordinary day becoming just a little extraordinary.I woke up this morning with no great expectations of what my day would hold. I had no plans, no appointments and was not unhappy about what many would consider a boring day ahead.My day started like any other.https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/covid-vaccine-k…
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Sometimes the path ahead in life can seem a little unclear.Sometimes we are faced with a range of life choices, almost too many, which often complicate matters and require a great deal of thought….too much thought!!Sometimes we have limited choices, none of which are particularly helpful, so instead of moving forward we feel paralysed.Add in chroni…
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There are times I yearn to write but words fail me.Is it because I am overthinking?Is it because I’m too tired and in too much pain?Or is it because if I wrote what I needed to write, it may be too raw, too much for my readers and even too much for me?While tiredness and pain definitely impact my writing ability, I think what is stopping me today i…
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