Self-confidence is something that I have struggled with all my life, or more accurately, something that has been missing. From when I worked as a model as a money making side hustle back in university... All the way to my chronically ill current self - a scarred and broken 30 years old. Self-deprecation and negative … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Self Confidence
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
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?
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
Considering "spinal fusion" to treat spondylolitic pondylolisthesis.
I have TMJ issues at the moment and I was sent for a MRI. This was my experience.
I hope you all had a great festive time 🙂 Mine was full of love and cuddles and lots of pyjamas. How was yours? I had got James a special Blue Ray - Transformers movie (from the 80s) - the anniversary edition with a funky tin and never before seen footage. Plus it's remastered in … Continue reading Chrimble!
I adore snow. Do you? We've been getting ready for Christmas. It's been tough as I'm having a lot of pain at the moment. My MRI is next week on the 23rd for my jaw. My maxillofacial surgeon reckons I have displaced my disc on my TMJ (temporomandibular joint). But we will see next week. … Continue reading Let it Snow
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.
Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the oral surgeon in the dental hospital in the city. At the appointment on Friday, my dentist decided that their definition of "urgent" and his were not the same as my jaw is more locked than before and my "good" side is starting to lose muscle strength. Looking forward … Continue reading The Sun Will Come Out, Tomorrow.