Last week I had a migraine. My migraines have always been the kind that warns me, and I can take action to reduce them, but I can never stop them. I've had them all my life. None of the medications worked for very long; we have tried every single one thoroughly. Currently, I am waiting … Continue reading Sometimes medicine has no answers
Testing… Testing… Hello? Is this on?
Hello! Um... Yeah. Long time no see? Type? Hi. I've been away. December sucked. I was in the hospital for almost all of it, and I got out on Christmas Eve. Since then I have been recovering physically and mentally as well as throwing what energy I can into my little eBay shop! However, I … Continue reading Testing… Testing… Hello? Is this on?
My (2.5) Week on Instagram
The last 2 and half weeks have been a little crazy. Follow me on Instagram <- clicky. Photo 1: Ah - these. Yeah. This is the paper pants they make you wear during surgery. I had surgery on my jaw... so I have no idea why I required paper underwear. 🤔 Photo 2: A very tired, … Continue reading My (2.5) Week on Instagram
TMJD Surgery – Day 2
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
When You Hear the Sound of Hooves, Think Horses, Not Zebras
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
We Are The Borg…
Considering "spinal fusion" to treat spondylolitic pondylolisthesis.
The Last Week.
10 days - I'm sorry. I've been rather meh. Between taking strong pain meds and muscle relaxants, not sleeping because of night fevers and pain and still having a 90% liquid diet, I'm exhausted. Some days I have slept and barely been able to have the energy to eat and others I have used my … Continue reading The Last Week.