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
It’s Been Three Years…
Where have I been sincee 2020? A life update.
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?
Blogmas 2018 – Day 1
I've been seeing lots of folks on YouTube doing "vlogmas" so I thought I would try my version. So here it is Blogmas. So, on the 1st of December. Sleepy. I think that is an excellent way to describe it. The big cats had their vet check-ups, so we were up and out by 0930. … Continue reading Blogmas 2018 – Day 1
Travelling With Disabilities
That photo above is from James and I's trip to Corralejo in 2016 for my 30th birthday. At this point, I was in a lot of back pain due to my ever deteriorating spine, I still had a numb right leg, I was exhausted, and my joints were, well my joints. However, I was determined … Continue reading Travelling With Disabilities
MY EXPERIENCE OF NHS POSTERIOR LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION AND INTERBODY FUSION – POST OP DAY 1
After the last post, I was somewhat mentally exhausted - so sorry that this wasn't up yesterday as planned. But, here it is. The next little instalment of the saga of my spinal fusion. We left off when I was taken back to the ward after recovery. It was around eight o'clock in the evening so … Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE OF NHS POSTERIOR LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION AND INTERBODY FUSION – POST OP DAY 1
My Experience of NHS Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Interbody Fusion
For the non-cyborgs, I had posterior lumbar decompression and interbody fusion (PLIF for short). There is an animation of the procedure here. February 13th 2018 - Day of Surgery We arrived at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (AKA the Southern General) bright and early. We went to the admissions area and got "checked in" and … Continue reading My Experience of NHS Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Interbody Fusion
Time To Talk 2018
This year has been difficult for us all. Usually, for Time to Talk, I would tell you a story or some inspiring thing. Instead, I decided I would attempt to make a mammoth list of resources for mental health.Please give me your suggestions and I'll add them on 🙂 Help and Resources Samaritans - Call … Continue reading Time To Talk 2018
This post is a Birthday thank you to someone who has quietly inspired me throughout my life. You gave me a copy of "Jingo" by Terry Pratchett for my birthday when I was a young teen and opened up a magical world that I still adore. When my mum worked the night shift, and I … Continue reading Happy Birthday
Mental Health: Switching Meds – My Experience
My blog has always been an open and honest safe space, where you can unpack mental baggage without judgment. Something I haven't talked about on here before is my medication. I have been taking medication for generalised anxiety disorder with depressive and obsessive episodes for around five years. In that time I have switched medication … Continue reading Mental Health: Switching Meds – My Experience