"You won't be in pain if you learn to cope with things properly". No. That's a lie. That is not how Fibromyalgia works. Let me explain it to you.

Part 1 of this complicated disease There is so much out there about fibromyalgia. I was first diagnosed 13 years ago and totally resisted the diagnosis. It didn’t help that I immediately developed gruesome side effects from the medication for the fibromyalgia. I told myself that it was a sign. I was not going to…… Continue reading "You won't be in pain if you learn to cope with things properly". No. That's a lie. That is not how Fibromyalgia works. Let me explain it to you.

Labelled Disabled. The Struggle.

More than 18 months ago I went on to temporary disability. The hope was that during that time I would get better enough to resume employment. I worked hard at it. I even tried following the crazy regimen of medication the one specialist had me on. I tried. During this time I would see an…… Continue reading Labelled Disabled. The Struggle.

The Spekboom Challenge. Who thought this little African plant can help make such a difference to our planet .

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Spekboom Challenge and if you didn’t at the end of this post you will. This was the first post I saw and became very intrigued and decided to check out the hype. What is a Spekboom Spekboom is a proudly South African plant. Spekboom is indigenous to the Eastern…… Continue reading The Spekboom Challenge. Who thought this little African plant can help make such a difference to our planet .

I didn’t make it. So let’s rather talk about our support systems.

I started writing this while waiting to be booked into hospital. Yes, you read right. Hospital. So much for not going to hospital in the first month of the year! I’ve just had to go through some back and forth with medical staff/nurses/admin at the Doctors’ surgical area and rooms. So apparently the fusions are…… Continue reading I didn’t make it. So let’s rather talk about our support systems.

I choked back my tears. A quick update on my appointment…

So today saw me going to my rheumatologist for the first time this year. It was an emergency appointment because I had been flaring for most of December. I wished it was just a ‘let’s touch base to do a check up and a look at the meds you’re on’ kind of appointment. After the…… Continue reading I choked back my tears. A quick update on my appointment…

What fresh hell awaits me??

So the holidays are over and everyone is going back to school and work. I am going back to let’s fix Tracey. It literally is a full time job. I started the new year with a Lupus flare. In my previous post I said that I pitched up like a vagrant in a gown to…… Continue reading What fresh hell awaits me??

Some quick facts and stats about Lupus

The aim of this blog was always to create awareness about Lupus. Here are some quick infographics about Lupus I’ve experienced this first hand. #truestory I am currently on disability. I will be doing a blog about the financial strain of Lupus in the next few weeks. Spoiler alert. It’s a horror movie. Lupus is…… Continue reading Some quick facts and stats about Lupus