all posts from the wego heatlh’s Health Activist Writers Month Challenges

Day Twenty Eight – 5 Challenges & 5 Small Victories

5 Challenges & 5 Small Victories. Make a list of the 5 most difficult parts of your health focus. Make another top 5 list for the little, good things (small victories) that keep you going. Five Challenges: Bowel Prep – for colonoscopies and MRI scans. Pain Uncertainly of flare ups – they always happen at the most inconvenient times; when you’ve…


Day Twenty Seven – Sunday Selfie!

Sunday Selfie: Post your favorite picture of yourself. Don’t be shy, it’s time to shine!    Hello! This is from the weekend, whilst we were away in Falmouth in Cornwall. I’m at that stage where my weight is stable and you can see abit of a sparkle in my eyes. I haven’t got any hair falling out, my eyes aren’t…


Day Twenty Six – “Care Page”

Time to use all your knowledge and experience as an HA! Create a “Care Page” for newly diagnosed patients. Pull together 5 of your own blogs that could help a newly diagnosed patient and include 5 external resources you find helpful.  So, I went through my diagnosis in September 2011 so here are some of my stronger “not-everyone-will-go-through-this-but-it-struck-me-pretty-hard” emotional posts…


Day Twenty Four – Health Focus Images

Choose 3 images that represent your health focus.  Share the images in a post and explain why you chose each of them. It might be an unwinnable battle but I would love to be without these medications to help me through the day. Since my ostomy surgery, I don’t take painkillers or any regular medications, except for having my Vedolizumab…


Day Twenty One – Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation: What’s your life slogan? Explain what words or mantra that keep you going and why.   “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” – survival “You’ve got to be a beginner before you can be anything else” – my ostomy journey “Every big success is a collection of small failures” – getting back to work and finding myself  …


Day Nineteen – Tough Days

Everyone has tough days, but how do you pull yourself out of the rut? Maybe you blog, repeat affirmations or listen to a favorite playlist. Write about what tools, tips or practices you use to lift your spirits after a rough patch I admit, I’ve not had many tough days recently. And in the depths of my depression between my…


Day Eighteen – Health Cliché

What’s a health cliché that really bugs you? What are you tired of people asking you or saying to you again and again? Write it down. Then reclaim it! Take it back and turn it around so you make it something you could be comfortable hearing Know what bugs me? How it is so easy for people to just assume…


Day Seventeen – Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday! Grab a post from your archives and repost it! Add a few sentences at the beginning to frame it. Why you chose it. Why you liked it. And why it should be shared again Some things in chronic illness are very circular; they come around a couple times a year or within a set of circumstances, to remind…


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