HAWMC: April 2012

all posts from the wego heatlh’s Health Activist Writers Month Challenge (April 2012)

HAWMC 2012 Completed!

I’m quite shocked how fast a month has come and gone. But it’s been pretty awesome doing the HAWMC for all of April (bar my two day hiatus last weekend, woops!) and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being prompted and inspired by posts and others. I hope it continues! And I will be back next year 😛


Day Thirty – Word Cloud

Word Cloud. Make a word cloud or tree with a list of words that come to mind when you think of your blog, health or interests. Use a thesaurus to make the branches of your “tree” extend further. This made me realise how much I associate with my Crohns. From my medication to my time in hospital. From my nickname of my guts to my effects of friendship. From my depression to my frustration.


Day Twenty Nine – Six Sentence Story

Six Sentence Story. In this day of micro-blogging – brevity is a skill worth honing. Can you tell a story and make it short and sweet? What can you say in six sentences. Check out some at http://sixsentences.blogspot.com/ What am I suppose to do? she wonders, as she stares at the table, fighting tears. “I’m falling to pieces, falling apart at the seams” she tells him. Every breath hurts her chest, her heart; she feels everything. It never meant to get this far, go all this way without a conversation about the elephant in the room.Her mind swims with regret;…


Day Twenty Eight – The First Time I…

The First Time I… Write a post about the first time you did something. What was it? What was it like? What did you learn from it? Along with this blog, I keep two diaries. One is my social diary – it has my work schedule and my Humira injection dates, deliveries, nights out, lunch dates, coffee dates, plans I make each week – and the other tracks my medical symptoms and emotional ‘range’. I keep notes on alot of things, is what I should really say. I started Humira (the Big H) on December 7th. But it was in…


Day Twenty Seven – 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. CHALLENGES – Fatigue / Insomnia: For me these two things are inter linked. I get tired more as my Humira wears off. But as that happens, I find myself sleeping less and less. It is horrible self fulfilling prophecy. These last few days haven’t been too bad sleep wise – I’ve actually managed a couple nights of decent sleep – but today, the fatigue is back. And I…


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