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
"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
Warning! If medical visuals make you squeamish please be aware that there are medical pics contained in this post. It was a cold, stormy night... okay no it wasn't but it was really early, dark out and very cold! I had set my alarm because I needed to be at the hospital early in the … Continue reading WTH? I DID NOT ANTICIPATE THIS POST OP NIGHTMARE!
You may have noticed that I've been a bit quiet over the past week. Truth is I'm fighting health battles. Based on lockdown time, yes I use lockdown time as a measure of time now, I've been sick for over 80 days. I've just gotten progressively worse. It's a long story. Wrong meds etc. However, … Continue reading Battles.
I hope you're all having a good day. It's a stretch, I know. I'm not feeling my greatest and feeling extremely fatigued. Here is a collection of some funnies and some motivational posts to start your week. Strongs everyone! We've got this! This is the main aim of my blog A Little Motivation .. Now … Continue reading Monday Motivation: For my Chronically Ill peeps! Some laughs and motivation
Okay so it’s actually Day 90 but we wall know I can be a tad dramatic. It just feels that we are on day 5066. It was two months that hadn’t left the house until I got to see my rheumatologist. Of course, I did my hair and wore my new coat (where else was … Continue reading Lockdown day 5066… locked in for 2 months, dealing with serious health issues again…
A “Spoonie” is a term coined by Christine Miserandino, when she was trying to explain to a friend what it’s like to live with Lupus. People with Chronic Illnesses are now using this term as it best explains what a day in the life of a Chronically Person. Spoonie has become popular, among patients with … Continue reading My life as a Spoonie. The Spoon Theory explained.