About This Blog



When you are wee, you are asked frequently what you are going to be when you grow up. Generally, responses are about the job you’ll do. Your purpose in life. During your teens, relationships become important, then a place to live, perhaps children. Colour is added by whatever sparks your interest. Health is mostly taken for granted.

The big ticket items in life are then relationships, career, home, family, and the pursuit of pleasure and fulfilment.

You work hard, devoting your energies to the various elements, fulfilling your purpose in life.

What happens when, suddenly or gradually, the big tickets are wrenched from you, when no amount of hard work or dedication can prevent their loss? When chronic ill health comes to dominate your existence.

This is what is happening to me and this blog will tell my story.

Why Ordinary Miracles?

Because these are what are revealed when your big tickets are gone.

Join me as I explore and celebrate the wee things that make life precious, with an eye to what improves my health and wellbeing. There might be a smattering of football, religion, parenting and legal issues too as the fancy takes me.


4 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. Hi Merrydholl
    Just started reading some of your material, very enlightening and entertaining in equal measure.
    I have been diagnosed with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and a very rare form of Vasculitis since 2010. These are all autoimmune conditions with pain management and medical exploration as the only two combatant tools …all very frustrating as at no point has a ‘cure’ even been considered a rational possibity by the medical team.
    Although it’s not the same as the Lyme, I can, in my own way, understand a fair bit of what you will have experienced.

    Ghod bless the human body eh…?!

    Keep the Faith

  2. Hi Sean,

    Thanks so much, both for reading and kindly leaving such a lovely comment. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with autoimmune ‘challenges’. It’s incredibly frustrating to know that it’s our own bodies that are creating such misery for us and even more delightful to discover that medical science doesn’t provide adequate answers. I see, in your case, that it’s symptom management only. Does it send you into the grim reaches of the internet seeking out explanations and possible interventions?

    I’ve just glanced at your blog and it looks right up my street! I’ll return for a good read on a better day.

    wishing you all the very best,
    Mary x

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