I’m Zoe, a thirty year old lover of words, joy and life. These days I’m also known as “mum”, a title I strive to deserve every single day. For the past ten years I have battled a number of incurable immune disorders that include, but are in no way limited to, a serious form of thrombophilia. I blog about the challenges ill health brings to parenting, academia, work and life here.
My daughter was born with an entirely random congenital endocrine disorder I often mention on this blog, thyroid agenesis. In her young life she also has courageously coped with colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, allergies and serious, recurrent infections. She also happens to be the happiest child I’ve ever come across. Oh! And she has a mortal grudge against sleep; we can often be found eating risotto or pasta at the early hours of the morning and reading in bed.
Cooking is an oddly relaxing activity for me, as is exercise and repairing (or breaking) things around the house. We very rarely go through a medical crisis without me getting involved in some diy project or intricate recipe as a coping strategy. I haven’t talked about any of that, but hope to do so soon.
Thank you for taking the time to read my random ramblings here! Would you also do me the honour of saying hello?!