Barca D’Alva and a wee bit of Lemon juice and a ton of whiskey!

The afternoon after our jumper shopping expedition in Regua we set sail for  the town of Barca D'Alva.  The following day we would be heading to Salamanca.  Some of us went to the  top deck to see the 3 bridges in all their glory.  The sun was shinning.  Yet the wind chill factor must have …

A day in Salamanca – Spain

  On the Tuesday of Day 6 of our cruise we were all going to Salamanca. This city is the capital of Salamanca province and is part of the Castile and León region. It is classed as an UNESCO World Heritage sight. It began very humbly during the Iron Age, and, over the years, included …

Peso da Régua and our quest to buy a jumper

A couple of days before we had berthed at  Peso da Regua around 6pm so those that wanted could  visi the Douro Museum. Muriel and I had decided not to visit.  It had been touch and go whether we would get their in time for the tour.  Also it was freezing and staying on the …

Tips on traveling with a chronic illness

    In less than 2 weeks Muriel and I will be heading to Europe.  To be more specific Portugal and Spain.  Paula will be home recuperating from a knee replacement. As most of our readers know that I have many chronic illness'.  So  travel takes a bit more effort and forward planning.  I just …

Invisible in Melbourne. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE HERE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS?

Sheryl from https://www.achronicvoice.com is hosting an Invisible Link Up.  When Sheryl tagged me in this I was like yes please I will do that.  A great way to learn what it is like for others living around the world with a chronic illness.  I have several chronic illness along with a couple of rare diseases.  I have learnt …

This is or that – Tag your it

I am very honored to be nominated to do This or That by the blog  https://vibealittle.com  Please go over and check out the blog. I am also a bit slow in doing this as it was nearly a month ago that I was nominated. Yes slap the back of the hand oh so gently (my …

Lam Awareness

The month of June is coming to a close.  June is Lam Awareness month.  Sarah from https://www.travelbreatherepeat.com has done an amazing awareness program each year for the month of June.  Below is my piece this year.  Do go over to her blog and check them out.   https://www.travelbreatherepeat.com/physical-therapy-with-lam/   Thank you for reading and following.     …

Fitzroy Gardens and the MCG Melbourne.

On Saturday I made my way into the city to catch up with a friend who was visiting from Perth, Western Australia. Such a bleak cold Saturday so what does one do apart from staying indoors and keeping warm. We got on a tram and made our way to the MCG - Melbourne Cricket Ground. …

World Wide Lam Awareness Month

  Can you say Lymphangioleiomyomatosis? Let me break it down for you - Lymp -angio -leio- myo -ma - tosis.  What a mouth full.  Us Lammies and the medical profession call it Lam.  So much easier don't you think! What is Lam  or Lymphangioleomyomatosis you ask?  Here is the link to the Australian Lam organisation. …

May 15th – TSC Global Awareness Day

Today is May 15th TSC Global Awareness Day…

3 Sisters Abroad

Today is TSC Global Awareness Day.  You might ask what is TSC?  It stands for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.  Tuberous Sclerosis affects the eyes, skin, brain, kidneys, liver, lungs, and some also have epilepsy.

I have Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and so does my youngest daughter Jennifer. I was officially diagnosed when she was 1. TSC in my case was a mutant gene, however once you have this rare disease the chances of having a child with TSC is 50/50. 1 in 2 chance of having a child with TSC.  I do remember my parents being tested which came up clear.  I am the youngest of 4 so the chance of my sisters or brother having TSC was ruled out when my parents tests came up clear.  This meant something happened with the genes when i was conceived.  When I was 6 or 7 the doctors removed some facial lumps off my…

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