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
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 … Continue reading TMJD Surgery – Day 2
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.