I've always believed in the field of psychiatry. Reading about about how people who were mentally ill were treated through the ages was always incredibly sad. How they were believed to be possessed by demons because there was no other way to explain their behaviour at that time. How they were subjected to gruesome procedures … Continue reading The importance of mental health
The post hospital shake up My hospital stint was a real shake up in my life. Being taken out of normal every day life and facing a serious battle was life changing. As much as it was horrid to be in hospital, I think in hindsight it was needed. It was the universe giving me … Continue reading The evolution of Tracey
My weekly roundup of some strange, whacky and just plain bizarre items found on Wish! Let's start with something useful I found... A posture correcter. I would actually buy this. The theme for this week is dental mental! Keep them in your pocket for unfortunate events. Dentist for what? Right? Totally legit right? Why go … Continue reading What the hell Wish Wednesdays!
The Conclusion I believe that from any experience, good or bad there is something we are meant to learn from it. So what have I learned? I've been reminded to not to underestimate lupus. Yes it was a totally horrible experience but now I am able to really share, in real time what lupus can … Continue reading Looking Back: Part 3
As much as I wanted to do day by day posts it is virtually impossible. Days ran into one. I wasn't fully concious all the time so I am left with memories that don't have an exact chronological order. One of the most horrific parts for me was their inability to find a suitable vein … Continue reading Looking back. Part 2
Part 1 Looking at how this experience impacted me. Sick swag The current status quos is that I am slowly recovering. I am still feeling rather fragile. I'm in extreme pain with my fibromyalgia and finding it hard to get some reprieve even though I am on schedule 7 painkillers. Whenever people ask me how … Continue reading Looking Back
So we got my lupus activity down which is so great! Really happy about this. Unfortunately, spending 9 days in a hospital bed has made my fibromyalgia flare up badly. Even though I had physiotherapy in hospital every day it was not enough to keep this pain demon at bay. Fibromyalgia is the disease that … Continue reading One goes down and another goes up…
I found this in my drafts and had a good laugh. I have no recollection of even writing this! I have decided to post it as is. So this was what I apparently wrote before going into theatre on Monday... Tracey's Monday Motivation Sitting and waiting to be taken into theatre. Nicely medicated. I thought … Continue reading Don’t blog while heavily medicated! This happened!
I'm finally out! I cannot express how friggin happy I am. Everything feels weird because I've been away so long. Got home and if I was physically able I would have done a victory lap with my t-shirt over my head. Happy. Grateful. So many emotions. Now the road to recovery begins. I will continue … Continue reading Hospital Day 9: Prison break!
I'm taking this time while I have some strength and lucidity to let all my supporters know that I am ok. I have barely been concious over the past few days and that has had alot of people concerned. Your love, prayers, messages and positive vibrations have not gone unnoticed. This is why I am … Continue reading Hospital: I’m alive