Yesterday I had my pre-op assessment for spinal decompression and stabilisation surgery. I kept a little diary of the whole experience as I thought it might prove useful to someone else about to embark on the same journey. 6:15 AM - I'm awake! I'm not half asleep perched on the side of a bathtub, evaluating the … Continue reading NHS Surgery Pre-Op Assessment – My Experience
I have just realised my last post was in July. I have no real reason - I just haven’t. A little update. My jaw is much better - talking and eating isn’t anywhere near as difficult or painful as it was pre-op. I’m still going to physio to amp up my strength for my spinal … Continue reading Oh Dear… I am Sorry 🖤
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
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.
As you may have noticed I have been quite for a couple of days. The kitchen has been the reason - it needed to be organised. Last week James put up shelves in the kitchen that looks awesome. Yesterday I powered on through and got the kitchen back to a level of organised cleanliness that … Continue reading It’s a Delicate Balance.
Did you know Waitrose offer a free drink to every MyWaitrose customer daily? It's awesome - latte, flat white, cappuccino - you name the coffee and they give you it for free. However, Chai - nooo. No, no Chai for you! They did redeem themselves though, they had most of the shopping I needed - … Continue reading Anything, Except That One.
Today I have a plan! To get out and do things.... Firstly - IKEA to make some returns. Then - Waitrose to acquire some Almond Milk. I am still in a lot of pain but I need to go outside and do something - I know I will regret it afterwards but my mind will … Continue reading Monday, Monday…
My Week On Instagram
Over the past two days, I have met my new GP and my new nurse. If you have read my last post you will know that I had to meet my new GP to discuss my medication including my need for a new prescription of Tramadol - which she allowed. My spine and I thank her. … Continue reading Turning a new Leaf
**Cough, cough** I have a cold. Yey! But I have done the first few sub-modules of a course I am doing in Natural History Illustration. So that is a win. Snuggles and hot drinks with the kitties are the order of the day. Chronic illness and random acute illnesses are not friends. I feel totally … Continue reading A Virologist with a Virus