Linda_joy@linda_joy72

🌹Love gardens
🔥Chronic pain
⚡️Osteoarthritis
😖Bursitis
🥄Spoonie
🐱Love my pets
🐭myfurrymischief

This is how I feel right now. One of my fav actors Hugh Laurie expresses it perfectly. Every time I get up, do something, then lie back down, I get excruciating pain in my hip due to bursitis. I got through dinner, changed into my pj’s, thought everything was done, laid down, groaned like a whale giving birth, thanked any gods that be that I’m down for the night...... and now I gotta pee. Ugh. Cue unimitable whale noises #hughlaurie #drhouse #favactor #whalenoises #hipbursitis #ugh #pain #agony #acutepain #gettingup #lyingdown #pjs #done #inbed #needtorest #spoonieproblems #spoonie #spooniepain #excruciating #rollingeyes


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I don’t know if it’s just me, but Beeno seems to be wearing his heart on his sleeve (or shoulder) ❤️ My woeful g.i. Issues continue, plus for those playing at home, my sheet stayed on my bed!! *victory bed dancing!* #beeno #tabby @princetabbypossum #cat #heart #heartonsleeve #orshoulder #closeenough #woeful #giissues #feelpoisoned #ugh #sheet #stayedonbed #wohoo #victory #beddance #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniemoment #spoonieproblems


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I’m struggling with g.i. Issues that are causing extra pain today. Despite that, I’ve managed to have a shower, and I was also determined to do my bed, as I got a new mattress protector and sheet, due to my old sheets not staying on my bed anymore. It’s been driving me crazy, always trying to fix the sheet and most of the time not having the energy and just lying on the mattress. Anyway, Beeno decided to help by making sure there was cat hair inside to doona cover too, an important step most people neglect! #giissues #pain #extrapain #bedding #sheet #fittedsheet #elastic #mattressprotector #newsheet #cat #helping #fur #cathair #doona #doonacover #iwasresting #spoonie #spoonielife #spoonieproblems


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It’s my boy’s birthday! He’s an amazing man, I love his caring heart, sense of humour, tech smarts and his strength when dealing with his #spoonieproblems So proud of him! This is a picture of me giving him a quick cuddle beside his humidicrib. I’m not feeling too good today, but we’ll have a little celebration later #son #birthday #humidicrib #premmie #soproud #spoonie #caring #goodheart #lovemyboy #autism #anxiety #hetototallyrocks #type1diabetes #spoonielife #celebration #notfeelingwell #inbed #celebrate


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This is me this afternoon, except I’m curled up in bed, not my grandmothers chair. I had excruciating facet joint pain yesterday, that extended over to my hip and down to my knee. I was so close to calling an ambulance, my absolute dread of emergency departments held me back. I managed to get some sleep thanks to medication and woke up feeling ok. Took my daughter to an appointment and now I’m back in agony. It’s at the “I don’t know what to do with myself” level. Which is on the edge of “I wish I hadn’t been born” Trying to distract myself with social media. What’s everyone else up to? #ow #pain #excruciating #sobad #inbed #hotpack #curledup #beeno #cat #tabby #beans #beanmachine #mightyclean #ohsosqueen #distractme #chronicpain #acutepain #heatpack #medication #tryingeverything #spoonie #spooniepain #spoonieproblems #spoonielife


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This morning was a bit stressful, Jay and I were all ready and waiting for my transport to pick us up, when they phoned and said my driver had been “redirected”??? Our options were to catch a taxi, which I can’t afford, drive myself, which would make us late and me terribly exhausted or wait for her to pick us up, which also would have made us late. One thing that stresses me out is being late for appointments, so I just cancelled it. I hope it doesn’t happen often. At least I got gorgeous photos of @emmy97xox and @princetabbypossum plus some baby nasturtiums coming up in the front garden #transport #nottransporting #appointment #redirected #cancelled #stressful #canthandle #cantdeal #hatebeinglate #outofoptions #sweetpics #photos #kitty #cat #beeno #ourboy #furkid #catnan #nasturtiums #frontgarden #spoonie #spoonieproblems #spoonielife #exhaustednow #inbed


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The face of someone with a #mentalillness Although I mostly struggle with chronic pain these days, for years I battled Bipolar schizoeffective disorder. I still have difficult days, but for the main part good medication has helped me enormously. As I said, it took years to stabilise and I’ve attempted suicide and been an inpatient on a psychiatric ward. I’m not after sympathy, I just want mental illness to be recognised as the same as any other illness, in need of treatment, potentially fatal, but also a chronic condition that can be managed. My heart goes out to anyone feeling sadness and loss over recent deaths, or finding that all the media coverage is triggering in any way. Please make your voice heard, there are people who will listen #mentalhealth #bipolar #schizoeffective #psychology #medication #stable #occasionalbadday #canbemanaged #tookyears #itsabattle #speakout #findhelp #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniepain #spooniefamily


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My daughter documented another #spooniemoment this morning, when I realised I’d taken my morning medication last night. The weird thing was I slept the same, but she very kindly helped me clearly label my dose box, as the original writing had rubbed off. Photo by @emmy97xox Expert modeling by @homicidaljamdoughnut #morningmedsatnight #mixedup #wrongmedication #notthefirsttime #absentminded #jamjams #dosebox #labels #labelmaker #ampm #medication #itry #spoonie #spoonielife #spoonieproblems #mygirl #shesasweetie


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Beeno closely resembles me at midnight struggling to keep my eyes open. I fight sleep like a champ. Not intentionally, my brain just seems to get to the point where it decides it has to stay awake at all costs and leaves me out of it. So often the kids will wake me to turn my light off, or I’ll wake up suddenly at 3am horribly confused with my glasses on, phone open and on and lights blaring. I’ve just accepted now that my sleep will always be a bit fucked up. At least I manage to get a few hours here and there! #iwasntsleepingyouresleeping #fightsleep #brain #takesover #leavesmeout #horriblyconfused #lightsblaring #glasseson #phoneon #kidswakeme #abitfuckedup #busyday #tired #wouldbenicetogetanearlynight #pastmidnightalready #ohwell #atleastimlyinginacomfybed #spoonie #spoonieproblems #spooniesleep #sleepingproblems #stupidbrain


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Sometimes it’s hard to explain this to friends. It’s not that I don’t care, I’m just not able. Today is a public holiday here and I’ve spent all day in bed so far struggling with g.i. Issues, a pain flare and nausea. My goals are to have a shower and make a pot of soup for dinner. I love soup, because I can just chop everything up and let it bubble away and dinner is done. It’s the sitting up part that’s difficult #badday #difficult #longweekend #inbed #noplans #pain #painflare #osteoarthritis #osteoarthritissucks #bursitis #nausea #giissues #spoonie #spooniepain #spoonielife #exhausted #headache #cantsitup #feelsick #friends #friendsarefamily


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@princetabbypossum and I snuggled up on the couch to watch some Friday Night Footy. I was so cold after a very busy day, but dinner warmed me right up. My podiatrist says I need a bone scan, as I seem to have a hairline fracture in my ankle. I’ve had it strapped for the past couple of weeks and it’s not getting any better. I’ve just been adding the pain to all the other pain, but I’ll get it seen to #Tabby #cat #kitty #prettykitty #ourboy #beeno #beans #blackandwhite #closeup #snuggledup #couch #footy #fridaynight #afl #aussierules #freezing #socold #warmdinner #soreankle #hairlinefracture #bonescan #spoonie #spooniepain #spoonielife


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I woke up this morning in agony. My joints are not happy about the colder weather, which is so conflicting, because I always loved the cold. The pain of it is very hard to take though. It took me forever to get ready, but we finally left the house and took a trip to @officeworks We love stationery and I got this cute pencil case to keep medication in. We then had an appointment this afternoon and I’m now very thankfully back in bed. I’ve been hanging out for this cooler weather and I feel so betrayed by the pain 😢 #cold #cooler #weather #pain #agony #question #betrayed #officeworks #stationeryaddict #stationery #pencilcase #medication #conflicted #appointment #spoonie #spooniepain #chronicpain #osteoarthritis #osteoarthritissucks #spoonielife


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