About me? Well…

I am 44 and I spent my life in I.T. in various roles, including Senior Project Manager roles and Project Director roles. I was studying for a law degree when Iย  married a super-amazing-sci fi loving- History PhD undergrad- Science Degree – Golfing – Book addict – photographic nut!

We have five fur kids (3 dogs and 2 cats) and we live by the beach about 45 minutes out of the city.

I was climbing my way up the corporate ladder and working on projects all over the world and loving my career that was allowing me to be my natural type A personality, super control freak!

Then about 8 years ago life changed! Forever! I started collecting AutoImmune diseases and other peripheral health issues which has affected every single part of my body and every part of my daily life.

No two days are the same and life has been a roller coaster that few can understand, unless you too suffer with multiple (or even one!) autoimmune conditions. Its a challenge to say the least. I will not give medical advice on this site as I am not a doctor and I will not list all the diseases and conditions I have like a supermarket list as I don’t think its helpful to me or to other fighters to diminish their own journey or compare. I am simply going to do my best to put it out there and speak my truth in the hope that my posts offer a little bit of something for everyone.

I also want to point out this is very much a team effort and I want to include and mention my partner as often as necessary, as he is a big part of where I am today and where I will be tomorrow! His own experiences are just as valid and he is the other side of the effects of these diseases. “It takes a village to raise a child” and it takes many, many more to get through life with chronic illness and autoimmune diseases! But you havent lived until you love someone with a chronic illness / AutoImmune disease! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am still here, I am determined to enjoy the life I have and the hand that has been dealt me and with the love and support of the people in my life I have decided to dedicate my life, my energy and my art to reaching out and advocating for my fellow AutoImmune Fighters and Chronic Illness battlers! We are here and we are deserving of every bit of respect and dignity.

I blame no one for my illness and my journey and I have accepted that life is chaotic, unpredictable, random, unfair, cruel, beautiful, breathtaking, heart-breaking and worth every minute. It has taught me so much and has made me the person I am today, for which I am truly proud and grateful.

I hope that if you decide to join me and follow this blog, that you will enjoy the journey, smile with me, cry with me, laugh with me, think with me, disagree with me (I can take it!) but most of all I hope we develop a mutual respect and empathy for each others experiences.

I could not have made it this far without the people in my life who have helped me get here.

What more could a girl want?

… maybe coffee and chocolate!
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21 thoughts on “About

    1. whoah this blog is magnificent i love reading your articles. Stay up the great paintings! You recognize, a lot of individuals are searching round for this infonmatior, you could help them greatly.

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    1. Thank you Sandy. I am always pleased when I think I have made a connection with someone, explained something I have felt or if I made a difference to someone. I think its wonderful to be able to meet and connect with so many different people about topics which are close to our hearts. We would never have even found each other 50 years ago!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending respect and thoughts your way!


  1. Trish, you have inspired me to just simply be me!!!!! This weekend at work has been the best weekend ever…….Thank you with all of my heart for inspiring me to be grateful for everything life has to offer….
    Looking forward to seeing you soon….much love beautiful….xoxoxo


    1. Hello beautiful lady! And thank you for dropping in and saying hello. This is often the best way I have of keeping in touch with an amazing person like you. I am glad that you realised how amazing you are and embraced it! You are worth every second and I thank you so much for your time and beautiful spirit… It’s been so so wonderful (( hugs and love ))


  2. Hello Trish

    A fellow chronic life blogger like me nominated me for this award and normally I would let things like this pass by. However, I took the challenge and have selected my nominees.

    I am writing to let you know that I am nominating you for a Leibster blogging award, you donโ€™t have to take the challenge but if if you choose to you can display the award badge on your blog.

    Leibster awards are given by fellow bloggers to each other as a way to recognise the writing / work we each do.

    Please read my nomination post (wordpress) which will go live at 1:30pm today > http://fibroflutters.com/2018/01/09/nomination-liebster-award-2018

    Wisihing you wellness

    You don’t have to take part!


    1. Hello fellow blogger and advocate! How lovely to meet and connect. I am honored that you enjoy sharing and reading these blogs and I would definitely love to nominate you. I tried to follow your link and sadly I get an error message. I really don’t know why. I can send you the pic if you like

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      1. Thank you for getting back to me. May you keep up the wonderful work and advocacy. We are blessed to have people like you out there spreading understating and experiences xxx

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      2. Thank you and likewise you also do wonderful work and inspire many others to write and share their stories through being a key blogger influencer and patient advocate. Patient advocacy is a new terminology for me, but it is what we do already, just a differing way to look at our work! Keep writing, educating and raising awareness my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

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