Health Activist Award Nominations & Half Way Through My Blogging Challenge Celebrations

Nov 16, 2012 by

Dear Audy,

Today’s NHBPM challenge is to nominate bloggers for WEGO’s Health Activist 2012 Awards. I’m really glad this was included in the prompts, because blogging every day is exhausting and I’m not sure I would have remembered to submit nominations if not explicitly “given” the time.

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There are too many brilliant bloggers who live with chronic pain and illness for me to list them all here. I’m a bit paranoid about leaving somebody out. I can’t seem to manage to play favourites; ranking things often makes me feel a bit silly. I even struggle to rate music in my personal iTunes collection, it could be said that my star system is not very systematic at all.

Sometimes, I just like to like stuff without that being relative to how much I like other stuff.
How do you quantify amount of liking anyway?


Here is a list of the whys I used to nominate the blogs that I managed to choose:

  • Honesty. Truth really is the most moving thing that a blogger can offer.
  • Skill. Most people can write, however writing well is a special skill. I appreciate few things as much as I appreciate an image that is perfectly constructed out of words.
  • Determination. It’s the focused bloggers that reach the furthest and the ones that push on through hard times that inspire me to do the same.
  • Being engaging. I love blogs that make me want to read properly and not just skim.
  • Check out the NHBPM Facebook event where you can find an awesome (what’s the collective noun for bloggers?) Whatever it is, there’s an amazing one of those on the other end of this link.

    Day 15 also marks the half way point for this 30 posts in 30 days challenge. Here’s a quick video update about how I’ve been coping with blogging every day and still managing my CRPS.



    Do you have trouble playing favourites, Audy? What are some of the blogs that help you to cope with chronic pain or illness? Don’t just tell me, go nominate them!


    Thanks so much to everybody that has been supporting me in the NHBPM challenge! If you like what I am doing, please share these posts with the people that you share things with or click that little thumbs up. It’s CRPS Awareness Month, which is why I’m choosing to disclose a little more about my health on a daily basis. The more awareness that we can raise, the easier it will get for people who are navigating the choppy waters of chronic pain.

    Love & A Half-way Dance,
    Caf

    WEGO, CRPS Awareness Month, #NHBPM


    This post written as a part of National Health Blog Post Month, run by WEGO health. Check out what people have been contributing via #NHBPM on Twitter, or joining the NHBPM Facebook Event.

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    Video: Surviving Winter and Beginning Scenar

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    Dear Audy,

    Enjoy! Sorry about the forgetting to take my glasses off reflection thingy…



    Love & Chats,
    Caf

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    Video: Implementing Pain Management Knowledge & Making Strides!

    May 23, 2012 by

    Dear Audy,

    Today is for a new talkie! The activities that fill my days at the moment might not be particularly exciting, however the steps I am taking toward coping more effectively with my chronic pain certainly are. I have been working super hard and whilst that means less socialising and more time alone with my chores, I am actually enjoying myself. Achievement is a wonderful feeling.



    The more I work at it, the more that I am able to keep improving the structure of my days and weeks. I still have flare ups and pain prices to pay, so I need to be managing around those and I am getting better at being comfortable with their unpredictability. For example, this morning I have woken up with high levels of pain in all of my joints. This happens regularly, it’s not a surprise, however in a few minutes I will go and get in the bath and soak some of the owies out. That motivation to get onto some sort of pain management technique as soon as possible and not delay through fear or laziness is definitely something to be proud of. Especially when one knows just how difficult it is to muster the strength to actively work against the dictator that is chronic pain.

    It feels weird to write that I’m doing so well when right now, in this moment of typing, I am burning like crazy. I’m not upset by it, even though the sensation is running rampant. It feels weird, but like weird progress and that’s something that I can be happy about.

    Love & Double Rainbows,
    Caf

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    Video: Summer Flares & Getting Past Them

    Mar 8, 2012 by

    Dear Audy,

    It’s talkie time! In this video I am chatting about how Summer effects my chronic pain, what helps make it better and what doesn’t, and also what happens now that it’s Autumn…

    Enjoy!



    Do you have chronic pain? What weather conditions are hardest for you to bear?

    Love & Falling Leaves,
    Caf

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    Video! My Holiday In Under 7 Minutes…

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    Dear Audy,

    It was WONDERFUL!


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    Did you get holidays? What did you do with them? I hope they were mega merry!!

    Love & Invigoration,
    Caf

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    Exciting Plans for 2012 & A New Dress

    Dec 9, 2011 by

    Dear Audy,

    Talkie time! Just a quick one about some exciting developments and a pretty new dress.



    Happy Friday to you, wherever you are!

    Love & Sunshine,
    Caf

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