HAWMC: April 2012

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

Day Twenty Six – Health Tagline

Health Tagline. Give yourself, your blog, your condition, or some aspect of your health a tagline. Make sure it’s catchy! I spent a long time contemplating the title of my blog when I begun way back in August last year. I came to the conclusion that ‘Free Falling’ summed up my initial feelings about having Crohn’s disease. From the John Mayer cover of the classic Tom Petty song “Free Falling” this is also relevant: And I’m free, free fallin Yeah I’m free, free fallin I do feel like I am in a free fall. That is is an never ending…

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Day Twenty Five – Third Person

Third person post. Write about a memory you have but describe it using the third person. Use as many sensory images (sights, sounds, textures, etc) as you can.  Don’t use “I” or “me” unless you include dialogue. She sat in the waiting room, unaware of the people around her. Her mind spun; she felt groggy like she hadn’t slept in weeks, but had a comfortable 10 hours sleep that previous night. Albeit it broken, she was tired. Exhausted. Completely devoid of energy. She slumped abit further down into the hard, metal chairs, and waited. Names were called, none of them hers.…

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Day Twenty Three – Greatest Weakness

“…will always remain one of my greatest weaknesses” What would you consider being your biggest weakness? Probably not the nicest things to discuss, but I’ve always known that I had weaknesses – you wouldn’t be a human if you didn’t – but being weak – actual physical weakness – was something I couldn’t deal with. Even on the basic level of tiredness, I was always trying to evade it, to push through the barrier of ‘pain’ and just keep going. It resulted in surviving on a couple hours sleep a night becoming the normal. University really pushed me to the…

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Day Twenty Two – Things We Forgot

Things we forgot. Visit http://thingsweforget.blogspot.com/ and make your own version of a short memo reminder. Where would you post it? It was the series 6 opener of Russell Howard’s Good News that inspired this.. “Why not me?” I had never considered this fact when it came to my Crohn’s. In fact, in aspect of my life, why did it happen to me, any of it? But, then again – in the same breath, moment, thought – why not me? I am a strong person. Crohn’s has tested to me to my limits. And it will continue to do so for the…

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Inspired; Day Seventeen

talereader wrote this great post on HAWMC day 17. These sentences really struck a chord with me: “The world doesn’t open up to you just because you’re different.” “It’s not that I was ever looking for special attention. I just wanted HELP. I wanted help in order to be at the same level as everyone else.” It is very hard to live with Crohn’s. Given what hell we go through to get a diagnosis (or indeed any chronic illness, for that matter) it does not end when they finally tell you what is wrong with you, why you are in…

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