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    Michelle Funke Coaching

    Michelle is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She is so kind, and after only one session with her I felt like I had huge breakthroughs in my life. I have had life and business coaching before, but still didn’t really understand the full benefits of it. That was until I had my coaching session with Michelle. We chatted through my imposter syndrome and people pleasing, and then chatted through some major events in my life. We discovered where a lot of my self-doubt and lack of self-belief has come from, and despite all the tears that I shed, I left feeling so much lighter and…

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    Hospital Spoils

    I have been admitted into hospital over 100 times – easily.  The first year of my diagnosis saw me spending more time in hospital than I did at home.  I have had over 20 operations (I can’t remember the exact number & to be honest can’t even remember all the operations – I try to block these from my memory once they are over).  This means a LOT of time spent lying in a hospital bed.  It means sore muscles, hairy legs, uncomfortable beds, greasy hair, being run-down & generally just feeling rotten. It means long days of doing nothing, & not wanting to actually watch one more TV show…

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    To the woman at the Gym

    About 2 months ago I plucked up the courage to join a gym. I haven’t exercised in over 15 years, & my body has taken huge strain.  Having Myasthenia Gravis meant that I couldn’t exercise, as stimulation of the muscles meant that they were weaker overall & it could even affect my lungs & breathing.  Well-meaning people would say I need to get fitter, or lift weights in order to try strengthen my muscles, but it just isn’t possible with MG.  It is a very frustrating situation to be in, as we all know the importance of exercise as well as the associated endorphins. But now, with my second chance…

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    Stem Cell Transplant (Part 1)

    This has been extremely difficult to write.  I have had to relive the most trying time of my life.  I have cried, laughed, & tried very hard to forget certain aspects of my stem cell transplant.  Going into it we knew there was a 55% chance that I wouldn’t make it – I would either be cured, or I would die.  Flip.  Seeing that in writing in front of me right now gives me goosebumps.  I don’t think you can ever explain that kind of fear to someone unless they experience it themselves.  We knew we had to do it, & I have always been so open about my journey…

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    Rare Disease Day 2019

    Being a #RareWarrior means that today is one of the most important days of the year.  As you can tell by the title, it is International Rare Disease Awareness Day.  Being part of Rare Diseases SA means that I get to see behind-the-scenes & I am constantly in awe of just how much this organisation does.  When you mention that you have a particular rare disease, or are trying to raise awareness for one, people often look at you with total confusion & have no idea what you are talking about.  We need to work together to raise awareness & show that we are #AwareAboutRare & #Care4Rare. According to the…

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    Catch Up Time

    It has been a while since I have written a blog.  There seems to have been so much going on & at long last I am able to sit back on the couch & not immediately pass out from absolute exhaustion.  I thought it was time to write a little catch up on everything that has happened… We reached the target needed for the stem cell transplant!  This still feels like an absolute dream & I have been blown away by everyone’s generosity.  This is my last shot at “normality” & I didn’t know if I would ever get the opportunity.  It seemed like such a far away dream &…

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