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Medical Musings With Sam

43 EpisodesProduced by My Medical MusingsWebsite

I'm a blogger, a writer and founder of online support Group, Medical Musings With Friends. Before becoming chronically ill, with a rare bone disease, I was an Executive Manager with a passion for change management, coaching and developing my team. Medical Musings With Sam is all about connecting wit… read more

43 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Any Questions?...An Interview With Sam

June 17th, 2021

15:39

This week on my forum Medical Musings with Friends , I posted a segment called “Any Questions?”

I wanted to invite my forum members to ask me anything about my life, my disease, my writing etc. It was an open book kind …

You Look And Sound So Well!

June 15th, 2021

12:36

Should I sound “sick” on the phone? Should I dress as if I had just got out of bed or don’t care about my appearance? I have severe pain and fatigue …

Self Talk….”It’ll Do” And Other Chronic Illness Chat Lines

May 24th, 2021

8:16

If I was ever going to accept my change in life circumstances, I needed to start with changing my self talk chat lines.
No longer could I talk to …

My Interview on the ABC World Today Radio Program

March 20th, 2021

4:23

I was very honoured to be interviewed about the COVID-19 vaccine and how important it is for those of us living with chronic illness.

My 2 Minutes Of Fame

March 20th, 2021

14:48

This story is all about an ordinary day becoming just a little extraordinary.I woke up this morning with no great expectations of what my day would …

Dealing With A Fork In The Road

February 24th, 2021

12:41

Sometimes the path ahead in life can seem a little unclear.
Sometimes we are faced with a range of life choices, almost too many, which often complicate matters and require a great deal of thought….too much thought!!

Straight From The Heart (or...Ramblings 0f The Fatigued)

February 7th, 2021

8:18

There are times I yearn to write but words fail me.
Is it because I am overthinking?
Is it because I’m too tired and in too much pain?
Or is it because if I wrote what I needed to write, it may be too raw, too much for my …

You Don't Have To See The Whole Staircase

January 1st, 2021

9:18

A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year?
One thing is certain, none of us really know.
This time last …

Tuning Out Until After Christmas

November 23rd, 2020

6:01

Every now and again it’s really good to stop and take stock.
The end of the year, and the lead up to Christmas, is a perfect time to let go of a few …

A Pushing And Pacing Approach With Chronic Disability

November 18th, 2020

15:44

I have a “Now or Never” philopsophy to life that sometimes gets me into trouble.
Well, let’s face it….always gets me into trouble!
Living with a …

Decking The Halls And Creating Comfort And Joy At Christmas

November 16th, 2020

12:53

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la” 🎵🎶
Is it? Do you feel jolly or do you feel exhausted, stressed?
Do you feel overwhelmed by …

What Could A COVID Christmas Look Like?

November 4th, 2020

10:20

Perhaps COVID is giving the world a Christmas gift. The gift of time. Time to stop. Time to get out of the rat race for a season. Time to reconnect with what really matters in life. November is a great time to set your …

Right Now I'm Thinking.......What If

October 27th, 2020

7:39

How would you answer the question "What if?" 

"What if my health gets worse in the future?"

"What if I run out of money?"

What if I contract COVID-19?
A …

An Interview with Kaye South, sharing her story of complex health, a Leadership career, love & life.

October 23rd, 2020

45:08

AN INTERVIEW WITH MY LONG TIME FRIEND AND WORK COLLEAGUE,
KAYE SOUTH.
HER AMAZING STORY OF LIVING WITH A BENIGN BRAIN TUMOUR, BEATING BOWEL CANCER AND SO MUCH MORE, CAN'T BE MISSED!

Moving To The Beat Of My Own Chronic Illness Drum

October 16th, 2020

20:47

Pain needs to become my friend so I can live as well as possible with it. A strange concept I know. How can pain be your friend?Will pain be my best friend? Of course not but it doesn’t have to be my enemy, and this is …

An Interview With Shannon Moss, sharing her inspiring health crisis story of courage and resilience.

October 13th, 2020

38:59

I'm really excited today as I'm joined by a another beautiful
friend ,with a twist. So what do I mean by a twist? Well,
today’s guest is not only one …

An Unexpected Trip Down Memory Lane

October 11th, 2020

17:04

Memories are strange things. They can arrive when you least expect them.
They can bring amazing joy or they can startle you.
Life has an amazing way of …

Morning Fog Lifts And A New Purpose Emerges

October 8th, 2020

23:16

I’m not talking about the weather, it is the most glorious day outside. I'm talking about clearing a foggy brain and musing about my future. I need to refuel.
I need to reassess.
I need to revise my priorities.
So I’m …

An Interview With My Dear Friend Nik, Sharing Her Story Of Living With Lupus & Rheumatoid Arthritis.

October 6th, 2020

44:29

I'm really excited today as I'm joined by a dear friend and co-administrator of my online support forum, the amazing,  vivacious and very down to earth, Nik. Nik has lived with …

A Case Of Chronic Illness Overload

October 5th, 2020

11:40

You know how it feels to be watching a really sad movie, or reading an emotionally charged book, and you just need a break from it…..well, at the moment, I feel the same writing and talking about chronic illness.
In …

Looking Back To Look Forward

October 4th, 2020

9:24

If you have travelled a complex chronic illness journey, I’d encourage each of you to record your voice. Tell your own health journey story. You don’t have to share it. It can be just for you.
It will likely be an …

Everyone Has A Story, We All Need To Be Understood

October 3rd, 2020

9:28

Every life, every person has their own story. It’s never simple. Even when someone appears to have everything and have it all together, they will …

This Is My Story of Faith, This Is My Song

October 2nd, 2020

8:45

Years ago, when I was much younger, 22 to be precise, I was involved in the restoration of a historic church building. It had been left derelict for …

Healing Can Come In Many Forms

October 2nd, 2020

9:31

When we think of healing, generally we think of getting better. We expect a person no longer has their disease.
Healing can absolutely come in this …

Taking A Professional Approach With Your Medical Team

October 1st, 2020

37:33

While I can’t organise what my body decides to do in terms of my health, I can be organised with managing the consequences, from prescription …

Caring For The Carer

September 29th, 2020

13:36

Sometimes, despite our own needs, we need to take off our “Chronic Illness Hat” and put on our “Carer’s Hat”.
So what does that mean? How can we when our disease is all-consuming?
I’ve found a number of simple ways, over …

The Day My Femur Broke

September 28th, 2020

14:39

A story like this should start something like…

My Stoma Story

September 27th, 2020

38:04

Grab a Cuppa, Get Comfy…

Hair Loss...It Matters (Even If It Doesn’t)

September 27th, 2020

30:27

I stare in the mirror in disbelief. I have to believe it though. It’s real. Not a matter of maybe it’s thinning or a worry about going bald.
It’s here, its happening to me. I’m not reading it in a text book. I’m looking …

A "Weighty" Conversation

September 26th, 2020

19:04

How do we manage living with chronic diseases and find ways to adjust to the physical changes accompanying them? How can we embrace our new image …

Loves and Losses

September 25th, 2020

21:04

You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine’s Day post given the title I’ve chosen. Please rest assured it’s not.
It’s a continuation of …

Is Acceptance Just Resignation?

September 25th, 2020

19:09

A friend recently posted a question in a Facebook Group, about ways to gain freedom in life, so you can choose how you want to live it.

“What has most helped you to gain freedom in your life to choose exactly how you …

We Can Stay Stuck Or We Can Grow

September 24th, 2020

6:47

When we live with chronic illness, the concept of continuous improvement seems almost ridiculous doesn’t it.
But is it?
Our lives, while significantly …

My Leadership Musings....It's Not About You, It's About Your People

September 24th, 2020

14:07

Not long before I realised I had little choice but to listen to my body and medically retire, I was asked to speak at a Women of Influence networking …

Chronic Illness Catastrophe Days....How Can We Survive These?

September 23rd, 2020

13:20

Ok, so the title probably sounds a little more dramatic than where I’m going with this…..but maybe not!!
My regular listeners will know I generally …

I'm Good.....My Body Is Misbehaving Though

September 21st, 2020

9:34

Why do we say we are good when our chronic illness is flaring or we are in so much pain we can't breathe? …

Standing By You While You Wait

September 20th, 2020

16:59

Those in the disabled and chronic illness community often have a “waiting list” which seems never-ending, with or without a global pandemic.
Waiting …

Home Sweet Home - My Chronic Illness/COVID-19 Sanctuary

September 19th, 2020

7:41

As we enter a new world, dictated to us by COVID-19, my chronic illness life and the lives of so many disabled with chronic disease, may now be …

Managing The "Great Expectations" of a Medical Appointment

September 19th, 2020

11:10

It happens to all of us with chronic disease. We look at our calendar and see an appointment looming in the future. It offers such promise. We feel a little excited at the prospect of what may come from it.
Hope. It …

I Love My Phone! It's My Chronic Illness Lifeline!

September 18th, 2020

11:37

A physically active life is now no longer possible due to my chronic diseases and disability. The life within my phone opens a whole world for me …

A Full And Fulfilled Chronic Illness Life

September 18th, 2020

24:31

How do you continue to live life to the full when your health limits everything you do?
How do you cope with waiting for a reprieve in symptoms when, …

My Story

September 17th, 2020

20:57

What better way to start my Podcast than to tell a story. This is not just any story. This is my deeply personal story, of being diagnosed with a …

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