We all need something to look forward to in our lives and I have found that for me, one thing that keeps me sane through all of this chronic illness stuff is my love for collecting toys and dolls. My husband and I started an antique and collectible toy business over 10 years ago and even though we both had a small collection of toys at the time, you would not believe how our collections have grown!
Although my health has worsened over that time and my husband now runs the business, I still like to go with him to toy shows and pick up those great collector finds! It is a neat hobby for us and my collection of dolls has grown enormously!
I have a collection of over 100 Barbie dolls and several porcelain dolls. I also have a nice collection of Hot Wheels, Matchbox (older stuff, not the new!), and I collect Pepsi memorabilia as well.
If you are chronically ill and are looking for something to do to give you a little boost, check into starting a collection of some sort. You can always contact me (info. is on About page) and I can give you some tips!