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
I called NHS 24. My surgical site is unhappy. It's sore and warm and my head stings. They told me to go to the out of hours doctor. So I'm here, in the waiting room. The mix of ailments and people makes no sense to me. There's the guy clutching his stomach and groaning but … Continue reading Waiting Room
Morning folks! So Day three was tough. Lots of pain, lots of frustration and generally feeling a bit low. I mean I'm 48 hours post op so it's expected. I'm just not good at the whole resting thing. Around 12 my dad came and picked me up and I had my first outing. I needed … Continue reading TMJ Surgery – Day 3
This won't be the best-written blog post in the world. Nor the most eloquent as you can imagine. I think I am writing this mini journal as a way to help other people with TMJD surgery - including those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. A quick back pedal first. In October I woke up and yawned and … Continue reading TMJD Surgery – Day 1
I know that I have sustenance at the moment through soft, flat food. It's not exciting but it's kept me going while waiting for surgery. Now hay surgery is in 4 days (argh!) and I'm making a wish list of foods I miss. Fruit and vegetables it seems. Just a good old plate of salad. … Continue reading I Miss Food
This is what medical students are taught about the diagnosis process. Start at the most common and work your way down to the rare diagnoses. It was first coined by Dr Theodore Woodward, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine during the 1940's and it is still used during medical teaching. Even … Continue reading When You Hear the Sound of Hooves, Think Horses, Not Zebras
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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.