For the last two weeks, I have been on a news and media hiatus - made much easier by the fact that I was on holiday in a little village with little to no internet. Occasionally posting an Instagram post or WhatsApping my family I avoided all news apart from that which was told to … Continue reading To The Bone
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
There isn't really much to report at this point. I'm very, very sleepy. I slept a lot yesterday. Which is why there is a lack of anything exciting. I spent all day either watching Food Wars (Shokugeki no Soma) or sleeping. Such a rock n roll lifestyle. James the wonderful has been amazing - he … Continue reading TMJD Surgery – Day 5
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
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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