The Road to Recovery

"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

WTH? I DID NOT ANTICIPATE THIS POST OP NIGHTMARE!

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!

Battles.

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.

Monday Motivation: For my Chronically Ill peeps! Some laughs and motivation

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

Lockdown day 5066… locked in for 2 months, dealing with serious health issues again…

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…

My life as a Spoonie. The Spoon Theory explained.

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.

I’ve turned into a box of Rice Crispies! Winter and Fibromyalgia.

Winter came in like a raging bull. Suddenly the temperatures started dropping and cold gusts of wind blew all the dead leaves to the ground. This is when I turned into a box of Rice Crispies! You can hear me coming with my "snap, crackle,pop". Winter has just started and already the pain is becoming … Continue reading I’ve turned into a box of Rice Crispies! Winter and Fibromyalgia.

Chronic Illness, Covid Guilt and some Quick Facts

My Lupus acted up like crazy after the whole sleep study thing so as you know, they doubled my immunosuppressants (chemo tablets I take every day). It started off okay in the beginning. I had energy and was able to cook up a storm and get into deep cleaning and working on ideas for my … Continue reading Chronic Illness, Covid Guilt and some Quick Facts

Of grieving, pain and far out physiotherapy (I have needles stuck in my neck!)

I'm grieving the loss of some dear and close to me. I'm not able to talk about it yet because I cannot relive the past 2 days. It has left me emotionally on empty. I feel like a shell of myself. I can't talk to people. To my friends who have reached out, thank you … Continue reading Of grieving, pain and far out physiotherapy (I have needles stuck in my neck!)

Why lifting the lockdown doesn’t mean much in my life.

Everyone is gagging for the lockdown to be lifted. Let me give you some context as some of my readers are not South African. In South Africa we were on a hard lockdown for a whole month. This included not buying cigarettes, alcohol or any non-essential items. So, when you are bored... you can’t even … Continue reading Why lifting the lockdown doesn’t mean much in my life.