Morning folks! So Day three was tough. Lots of pain, lots of frustration and generally feeling a bit low. I mean I'm 48 hours post op so it's expected. I'm just not good at the whole resting thing. Around 12 my dad came and picked me up and I had my first outing. I needed … Continue reading TMJ Surgery – Day 3
Today I am a little more put together in the brain department - still contending with post-op fog though. Where did I leave you? Ah yes - trying to sleep. That didn't happen. I couldn't rest at all as I had hourly observations as my blood pressure was very low and they wanted to check … Continue reading TMJD Surgery – Day 2
This won't be the best-written blog post in the world. Nor the most eloquent as you can imagine. I think I am writing this mini journal as a way to help other people with TMJD surgery - including those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. A quick flashback. In October I woke up and yawned and my jaw … Continue reading TMJD Surgery – Day 1
I know that I have sustenance at the moment through soft, flat food. It's not exciting but it's kept me going while waiting for surgery. Now hay surgery is in 4 days (argh!) and I'm making a wish list of foods I miss. Fruit and vegetables it seems. Just a good old plate of salad. … Continue reading I Miss Food
DON'T GIVE UP GLUTEN YET! Logically, when you think your body reacts badly to something it should be cut out of your diet - right? Wrong. I made this mistake. Let me explain. Back in 2014, I was suffering from awful stomach issues, a number of people said "Have you tried giving up gluten? Your issues … Continue reading Do You Think You Have Coeliac Disease?
This is what medical students are taught about the diagnosis process. Start at the most common and work your way down to the rare diagnoses. It was first coined by Dr Theodore Woodward, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine during the 1940's and it is still used during medical teaching. Even … Continue reading When You Hear the Sound of Hooves, Think Horses, Not Zebras
Excuse the very obvious pun, but I thought the title was apt. Especially on this topic. WARNING: Bodily functions discussed in a bit more detail than is discussed over a family dinner. Since my appendectomy in 2013, I have had gastrointestinal issues - the worst one being constipation. Yes. That is where this post is … Continue reading Transit Study – The In’s and Out’s
Last Friday, I felt low and I couldn't focus on much. I pottered in the house, went for a scheduled x-ray and generally went through the motions of the day. As I do most days. However, on Friday my mind was sluggish and my emotions flat. I knew from previous experience that this was the … Continue reading World Health Day – Depression
Considering "spinal fusion" to treat spondylolitic pondylolisthesis.
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