Warning Graphic Content January 3rd at 2am 911 received a call. On the phone was a woman who said her daughter "was not breathing and required medical assistance". She mentioned they had been away and came back and found her not breathing. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Upon entry, they were struck with a … Continue reading She was fused into the couch after sitting there for 12 years… The horrific story of Lacey Fletcher
I introduced my hubby to watching YouTube. Big mistake. My house has been overtaken by the constant watching of videos related to the trial. It's bad. Really bad. He is addicted and a little too emotionally invested… I have actually created a playlist for him and curated good videos for him to watch. This dude … Continue reading Amber, Johnny, and THAT psychiatrist…
I found myself singing in the kitchen. Loudly. Don’t worry no neighbours were hurt during the singing! Some of you might think "Yup that’s Tracey for you" but the reality is that I lost the ability to find pleasure in music. My Fibromyalgia does not like loud noise. I would often have to tell Irfaan … Continue reading I was singing and dancing… Wait. What?
I ran, hid, ducked and dived from Covid for more than two years. I successfully ensured that the Covid monster didn’t get me… and then I tripped and fell and Rona got me! Hubby takes responsibility for it. He was sick first. He is never sick where he is completely run down. He was willing … Continue reading It caught me. It finally caught me!
I know. It's been FAR too long but I'm back to tell the ongoing story of my intensive treatment week that included Ketamine. I hope I address some of your questions, if not please pop me a message. I want to start by saying that Ketamine has been an amazing experience for me. However, different … Continue reading The Ketamine Chronicles Part 2
Part 1: Why ketamine As you know I have been seeing a new pain specialist. Dr Raath is in another city, an hour away from me but well worth it. In my 16 year battle against chronic pain I have yet to meet a Doctor who understands chronic pain and Fibromyalgia as he does. He … Continue reading The Ketamine Chronicles
It's been a while. I had to go off the grid and really focus on my healing. I needed to put my all into it. I was kind of forced into being off the grid because after the surgery on my neck I physically could not use my phone or laptop for even a short … Continue reading The battle rages on
Long story short, I am going into hospital on Monday to have surgery done on my neck to release my occipital nerves. I suffer from extreme, debilitating occipital neuralgia. It originates where your skull meets your neck. It gets so incredibly tight and causes all the muscles to spasm. Hell, even your scalp hurts. Literally. … Continue reading A quick update: They’re going to shave my head? OMG!
It's summertime in Johannesburg and we have been having some really hot days. The kind where if you are wearing make-up it will just end up in a puddle at your feet. The humidity has me on full Diana Ross level. I was stuck inside in this heat on my sickbed. Whoa, between the heat and humidity? It … Continue reading Was it all worth it? We find out tomorrow!
"What the hell did I get myself into?". These words played in my head many times during the weeks after I had gone under the knife. I was advised that the staples would have to come out on the 5th of November. 25 days. I obviously did research on staple care. For complicated incisions, like … Continue reading The Road to Recovery