At the height of her successful career, Samantha Moss was an Executive Manager in Financial Services when her health took a negative turn. Suddenly diagnosed with a severe bowel prolapse, multiple autoimmune diseases, and a Rare Bone Disease, she was forced to get creative to forge a new path.
Despite many broken bones and a permanent colostomy, Samantha was determined to find a fulfilling purpose for her life and became the founder of the blog, "My Medical Musings.” Her blog was created to reach others living with complex diseases, and it slowly evolved into an additional global support group, to provide an online community for her followers. This story is full of encouragement for others facing a sudden change in life’s direction, to not give up on finding a new purpose. With faith as her anchor, Samantha's hope is those living with Chronic Illness will discover your illness is only a part of your life, it doesn't have to be all of your life. You can find your purpose, too.
About the Author:
Samantha Moss was forced to medically retire at the age of 49 from her successful Management career due to a rare disabling bone disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and a permanent colostomy. Living in Australia with her husband, Sam’s disabilities progressed fast, so she started a blog and an online support forum. Her forum began as a safe place for anyone wanting the hand of friendship, as they journey an often lonely and difficult path living with a chronic disease, and turned into a community. She is a passionate patient advocate, raising awareness about what it is like living with chronic disease and how it is possible to find new ways to live a full and rewarding life.
I'm part of Sam Moss's Medical Musings group on Facebook and this compilation from various blog posts is pure Sam, she is the our biggest cheerleader and we all are family going through our own chronic illnesses. No one is the same in challenges, but there are similarities and the love and support we give one another is something so needed. It all started with Sam and I would highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with any chronic illness. You will laugh, cry, cheer, and relate as you read through the pages. We are all on our own journeys but certainly not alone!
The title of Sam's book pretty much says it all. It's a beautiful book about living life to the fullest despite of our limits. She shares her life story, along with practical tips and other wisdom, in order to help other warriors living a happy life. I'd say it's a must-read to people struggling with chronic health issues, but definitely an eye-opener to loved ones and professionals as well. Family members, friends, carers, health care providers and many more. It has definitely taught me a lot of wise lessons. Looking forward to a next one already !
Samantha's book helps educate anyone about what it's like to live with chronic illness and how it's possible to embrace life, rather than just survive. As well as sharing her health, faith and life story, she provides practical tips, for those living with Chronic Illness, to live a fulfilled life. It's essential reading for families, friends, employers, carers, health care professionals and anyone with a chronic disease. It has been written in a way you can read it chapter by chapter, or read chapter's in isolation, returning to your favourites when you need reminding of tips and techniques to live the best life possible. It's inspiring, reads well and she delivers her message with clarity and care and humour.
‘My Medical Musings’ is the type of book that you want to read slowly so you have time to savour each chapter and digest all the wisdom contained within. Sam has a wealth of experience of living and managing chronic illnesses and in this book she tells her own story and gives advice and tips to the reader on how to live well with their own illnesses so they can continue to live the best life possible no matter the circumstances. It’s written extremely well making it easy to dip in and out of and very much felt like having a cup of tea and conversation with a friend. Sam really gets what it’s like to face health challenges so this really is a fantastic book to read and feel less alone. I enjoyed reading this a lot and highly recommend it!
Samantha Moss shares wonderful encouragement and hope for anyone facing chronic illness, or any type of hard times. She has an upbeat attitude while still acknowledging the genuine struggles someone faces in dealing with chronic health challenges.
Sam's writing is absolutely captivating! You'll be drawn into her story through rich details and examples that will help you feel not only less alone in your own struggles, but empowered to live well despite whatever you personally deal with.
Her heart for others and determination to live a life of purpose and meaning despite her severe health issues will inspire you to move towards hope instead of despair and trade your doubts in for faith.
Thank you Sam for your inspiration!